Ecole Nationale d’Architecture
Collection Type: University
Collection Size: > 50,000
Period: 1900-1930 1930-1960 1960-1980 Later than 1980
Type of Material & Format: Black and White images Colour images Digital files Film-based negatives Glass plates positives and/or negatives Prints Slides (positives)
The photographic holdings of the Ecole Nationale d’Architecture (ENA), Morocco’s architecture school established in 1981, retrace Morocco’s twentieth century architectural heritage, and aim to contribute to a better knowledge and understanding of it. The collection comprises mainly around 80,114 black and white negatives, with most existing in print form, as well as 6,000 black and white and colour slides.
The holdings used to belong to the Ministry of Habitat, which was a tutelage minister under the French protectorate, and date back to the 1940s, at the creation of the Ministry. The ENA recovered the photographs around 2008 and has added to the archive by gathering photographs related to habitat, housing, architecture, urban planning, monuments and heritage.
The collection constitutes an important resource for researchers and specialists in the fields of architecture, urbanism and cultural heritage; it is partially catalogued and available to students, architects, researchers and journalists. Around 2,000 photos have been digitized.
The photographs have been used in several exhibitions, including some in the framework of Euromed Heritage and others inside and outside of Morocco. A project is underway to re-publish and complete the series Repères de la Mémoire, a collection of photographic books on ten Moroccan cities.
Contact Details: Name:Touriya Elazri Ennassiri
Tel: + 212 537678475
Address: B.P. 6372 Avenue Allal Al Fassi Madinat Al Irfane Rabat-Instituts, Maroc
Bibliothèque Nationale du Royaume du Maroc
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.
Name: Naïma Keddane; Rahma Nagi ; Fatima ZohraBouallaga
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Avenue IbnKhaldoun, Rabat, Morocco
+212 5377 71890
Bibliothèque Générale et Archives de Tétouan
Collection Type: Library
Collection Size: 10,000-50,000
Type of Material & Format: Black and White images Colour images Film-based negatives Glass plates positives and/or negatives Prints
The Bibliothèque Générale et Archives de Tétouan aims to provide historical resources to researchers.
The photograph collection is a heritage from the photograph library of the Spanish Protectorate, which lasted between 1912 and 1956 and covered the North of Morocco. It covers a wide variety of themes related to the different facets of Moroccan livelihood, whether culturally, socially, economically, architecturally, historically, and also related to public health and administration. In addition, the archive covers portraits of Moroccan and Spanish personalities that have marked the history of Morocco and Spain’s ties under the Spanish Protectorate.
The collection is available to researchers.
Name: Ahmed Teimi
Address: 32 avenue Mohamed V, Tetouan, Morocco