Bibliothèque Nationale du Royaume du Maroc

Country: Morocco
Collection Type: Library Public/ National Archive
Collection Size: 1,000-10,000
Period: 1860-1900 1900-1930 1930-1960 1960-1980 Later than 1980
Type of Material & Format: Black and White images Film-based negatives Glass plates positives and/or negatives Prints

Founded in 1924, the Bibliothèque Nationale du Royaume du Maroc (National Library of the Kingdom of Morocco, BNRM) has a significant photographic archive dating back to French Protectorate period. Its mission is to collect, process, preserve and disseminate the national documentary heritage of Morocco, and relevant foreign documentary collections, while facilitating access to its documentary collections and bibliographic information.

The BNRM coordinates in the national network of libraries, contributes to national and international scientific activities, and develops research programs related to its mission.

The special collections department became active in 2007, and includes in addition to the cartographic and antiques collections, a photographic collection of approximately 10,000 images, that represents monuments, customs and traditions, historical social and cultural events, etc. and dates back to the 1900s. These include glass-plate and plastic negatives, prints and black and white images. The department makes accessible these collections to researchers and organizes exhibitions on specific themes.

Contact Details:
Name: Naïma Keddane; Rahma Nagi ; Fatima ZohraBouallaga
Email: /
Avenue IbnKhaldoun, Rabat, Morocco
+212 5377 71890
+212 537272300


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