In collaboration with the Global Heritage Fund (GHF), the BMS is holding a special Talk on Tuesday 2 October about the Sacred Granaries of Morocco.
Venue: Travellers Club, 106 Pall Mall SW1, in their beautiful Library
7.00pm: Drinks are served
7.30 to 8.30pm: Talk with Question and Answer
Places are now SOLD OUT.
About the Talk
Historically, local communities in North Africa have organised themselves around the institution of their communal granaries. These structures were built in accordance with local written traditions to promote the common good, and their function often went beyond storing grain to serving as a local gathering place or protecting the local people from rival tribes. This institution was central to the Amazigh civilization from Libya to the Canary Islands. However, it collapsed everywhere except in Morocco and especially the Anti-Atlas region, where the descendants of the Amazigh continue to keep it alive.
GHF sees these granaries as a valuable economic asset that can create a pathway to prosperity for this impoverished border region of Morocco. The proposed project deals with the restoration of collective granaries in the Anti-Atlas region of Morocco and is an opportunity to improve local communities through agriculture, heritage, and natural and cultural tourism.
GHF has developed a multi-year programme to work with the local government, communities and collaborating with Moroccan experts like the anthropologist, Salima Naji. The programme will document, assess, restore and provide crucial training and employment for local communities to engage with these historic places in new and productive ways.
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