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Imagined Museums: Art and Modernity in Postcolonial Morocco

Katarzyna Pieprzak


This book examines the intertwined politics surrounding art and modernization in Morocco from 1912 to the present by considering the structure of the museum not only as a modern institution but also as a national monument to modernity, asking what happens when museum monuments start to crumble. In an analysis of museum history, exhibition policy, the lack of national museum space for modern art, and postmodern exhibit spaces in Morocco, this book focuses on the role that art plays in the social fabric of a modernizing Morocco. It argues that the decay of colonial and national institutions of c ... More

Keywords: modern art, modernization, Morocco, museum history, exhibition policy, countermuseums, Moroccan art, street-level art

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780816665181
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816665181.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katarzyna Pieprzak, author
Associate Professor, French & comparative literature, Williams College