Ecole Nationale d’Architecture

Country: Morocco
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


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