HRH Prince Moulay Rachid and HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco inaugurated on Wednesday an exhibition on "The discovery of Prince Albert I of Monaco of Morocco in the late 19th century" in Bab Rouah gallery in Rabat.
On their arrival, HRH Prince Moulay Rachid and HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco were greeted by Minister of Culture Mohamed Amine Sbihi, Director of the Moroccan Archives, Mr. Jamaa Baida, and President of the University Mohammed V-Agdal, Wail Benjelloun.
HRH Moulay Rachid and HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco visited the different areas of this exhibition, which showcases the journey of Prince Albert I of Monaco in Morocco, featuring photographs and writing.
The exhibition is also marked by screening of short film made in 1897 in Safi by the great-grandfather of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, which could probably be the first film scene shot in Morocco.
The exhibition features objects loaned by the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, and which describe the scientific explorations led by Prince Albert I.
Under the patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, the event, which will be open to the public on Thursday on March 6, will be held on April 5-30 at the Gallery of Bab Rouah, and at the "Moroccan Archives" gallery on May 12-July 31.
The exhibition is organized by the Moroccan Archives of the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the Mohammed V-Agdal University, the Archives of the Palais Princier of Monaco, the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, and the Audiovisual Archives of Monaco.
On this occasion, a partnership agreement was signed, under the chairmanship of HRH Prince Moulay Rachid and HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, between several heritage institutions of the two countries.
The agreement was signed by the director of the Moroccan Archives, and the director of Archives and Library of the Palais Princier of Monaco, Fouilleron Thomas, and the general manager of the Oceanographic Institute-Albert I Foundation, Robert Colcagno and Director of Audiovisual Archives of Monaco, Vincent Vatrican.