MUSEUMS OF MOROCCO
MEKNES


DAR JAMAI MUSEUM

Before housing the Meknès collections, the Dar Jamai had a number of different uses.
Built in 1882 to be the residence of the illustrious Jamai family, which included two of Moulay el-Hassan's ministers (1873-1894), it was used as a military hospital after 1912, only becoming the Museum of Moroccan Art in 1920.

The elaborate decoration with sculpted plaster and painted wood as well as the andalusian garden planted with cypress and fruit trees, gives an accurate idea of the degree of luxury enjoyed by the prosperous bourgeoisie of Meknes.
Wrought iron work, wooden sculpture, weaving, leather working, brass and copper ware, metalwork... this museum is devoted to the crafts of the region.

Local craftsmen are particularly skilled in working and painting wood such as chests, panels, and moucharaby, in the use of rich colours for the decoration of their pottery and in the magnificent multi-hued embroidery for which they are so famous.

LOCATION

Dar Jamai Musuem
Sahat El Hadim
Meknès
Tel. (212 5) 53 08 63

TANGIER
Museum of Moroccan Arts
Museum of Antiquities
American Legation Museum
Forbes Museum

CHEFCHAOUEN
Ethnographic Museum

TETOUAN
Archaeological Museum
Ethnographic Museum

LARACHE
Archeological Museum

MEKNES
Dar Jamai Museum

RABAT
Oudaias Museum
Archaeological Museum
Natural Science Museum
Postal Museum

FEZ
Dar Batha Museum
Borj-Nord Museum

MARRAKESH
Dar Si Said Museum
Majorelle Museum
Bert Flint Museum

ESSAOUIRA
Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah Museum

SAFI
National Ceramics Museum

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