There was a couple by the name of Marlène and Paolo Gallone, who travelled the world extensively and adored collecting all manner of ornaments, jewelry and textiles, from precious stones to humble fragments that all echoed their many stories. This collection, and their love of Marrakech, resulted in the architectural wonder and museum that is the Monde des Arts de la Parure, or MAP. MAP opened in November 2022 and is the world’s first museum dedicated to adornment, presenting an array of unexpected pieces from around the world, from North Africa to Asia, including the Balkans, the Middle East and Mongolia. Located next to the royal palace in the historical district of the Kasbah, the building was designed by architects Joseph Achkar Sagid and Michel Charrière, who were inspired by the medieval Moroccan period and the Madrasas of the 15th century. The building rises from the narrow streets of the Medina, and is constructed upon pure geometry. The heart of the structure is a magnificent skylight that illuminates large and open exhibition spaces for the more than 3000 objects in the collection. The architecture also houses a fantastic terrace garden and a rooftop café, which invites young chefs to experiment with Mediterranean cuisine. The food, like everything else about MAP, is a jewel to behold. Welcome to Marrakech!