Bardo National Museum (Algiers)
Entrance to the museum
The Bardo National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography (Arabic: المتحف الوطني باردو, El-mathaf El-ouatani Bardo, French: Musée National de Préhistoire et d'Ethnographie du Bardo) is a national museum located in Algiers, Algeria. The converted Moorish villa opened as a museum in 1927.
Nothing specific is known about this residence, formerly in the countryside and now encompassed in the modern city. H. Klein tells us that the palace was built in the eighteenth century and that it would have been the property of Prince Omar before the French conquest. A document, in the form of a drawing signed by Captain Longuemare, specifies that it is a certain Mustapha ben Omar who was a very rich Tunisian. In 1926, the Bardo Palace was ceded to the Domains by Mrs Frémont, sister and heiress of Pierre Joret.
- Nabila Oulebsir (2004). Les Usages du patrimoine: Monuments, musées et politique coloniale en Algérie, 1830-1930. Les Editions de la MSH. p. 263. ISBN 978-2-7351-1006-3.
- Jean-Jacques Jordi; Jean-Louis Planche (1999). Alger, 1860-1939: le modèle ambigu du triomphe colonial. Éds. Autrement. p. 79. ISBN 978-2-86260-887-7.
- Lucien Golvin (1988). Palais et demeures d'Alger à la période ottomane. Édisud. p. 99.
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