We invite readers to get to know some of our colleagues who make up our TALIM family. Today, our Associate Director, Yhtimad Bouziane, and Curator, Mohammed Jadidi, introduce themselves to blog readers and friends on Facebook. We’ll include their biographies and others on our revised webpage, which we hope to launch in September.
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I studied at university in France, and I am preparing my PhD in Tangier on the « Universality of Human Rights. » From a very young age I have been attracted by the museum world, the world of art, culture and heritage. I feel fortunate to work at the Legation.
TALIM is a cultural mosaic where the Museum, the Research Center, the Library and our literacy classes function alongside each other daily. Upon entering the Museum, American and Moroccan flags welcome us and invite us to discover the history of the Morocco – American relationship along with the history of Tangier, its artists, its writers and their love for this city. TALIM is a place rich in knowledge where the architecture of the building itself reminds us of the cosmopolitanism of the Medina tracing both the history of Tangier and the coexistence of cultures and religions that promote respect and tolerance.
It is here, at the Legation where you can experience the eternal myth of Tangier.
I chose this picture because it is the heart of the Museum where we host concerts, plays and seminars. The mirrors reflect images, voices and sounds, and tell us that TALIM is a place that lives. From here you can hear the beating of the Legation’s heart.
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I’m Mohammed Jadidi. I’ve worked at TALIM for over 14 years as the Curator of the museum collection, and I am in the final phase of my MA in Communications and Journalism. I like languages and speak Arabic, French, Spanish and English.
I enjoy introducing the Legation to student groups from Morocco and the U.S. and participating in or organizing different activities held at the center, especially those related to the museum.
I have chosen to take my picture near the American flag, which represents the Legation being on American soil. The flag welcomes guests to the Museum as they enter the rooms dedicated to Moroccan-American diplomatic history.
E-mail address: curator.talimATgmail.com