TALIM 40th Anniversary Conference

The 40th Anniversary Conference held today at TALIM reviewed the history of the Tangier Legation as a diplomatic presence, then as a museum, and finally as the multifunctional research, educational, and cultural center it is today.

The day began with opening remarks by Director John Davison, and President Dale Eickelman. Presentations on the first panel included “The First Daughter of the Legation” by Anna Reidy, New York University; “The Perdicaris Affair” by Jeremy Gunn, Professor at Université Internationale de Rabat ; and “Twilight of the International Zone” by Gerald Loftus, Former TALIM Director.

After a coffee break on the terrace,

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Showcasing US Embassy Support for the Restoration of Ksar Sghir

Defenders of historical preservation in Morocco were honored to attend ceremonies last week showcasing US Embassy support to restore the archaeological site at Ksar Sghir, a fortress that was built under the Marinid Sultan Abou Youssef Yacoub in the 13th century. We urge you to visit the site and its wonderful new museum.

Below are are the texts and photographs from a Facebook post from the Embassy of the United States in Rabat about the event, first in Arabic, then in English.

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TALIM Hosts Reception for Benefit Performance of Tennessee William’s Play

Last Friday evening, August 21, TALIM was pleased to host a welcome reception for guests and visiting performers of a special benefit production of Tennessee Williams‘ Tangier-inspired play, Suddenly Last Summer, on August 22.

Below are some photos of this special celebration, including of U.S. Ambassador Dwight Bush, cast members Ruth Wilson and Linda Lavin, director Rob Ashford, and student volunteers from the American School of Tangier. Thanks to all who supported this truly magical weekend.


Senator Risch and Family Visit the Legation

Ambassador Bush with Ambassador and Snator Risch
Ambassador Bush with Ambassador and Snator Risch

Sunday mornings at the Legation are usually very quiet, much like the sleepy streets of Tangier. This Sunday, however, we were honored by a special visit from Idaho Senator James E. Risch and his family. Ambassador Dwight Bush came from Rabat to meet the Risch’s and welcome them on their first visit to Morocco. The family decided to visit Tangier while on vacation in southern Spain. Vicky Risch, Senator Risch’s wife, felt drawn to the idea of visiting the Legation: “I read about the museum before coming to Spain and I just knew that I had to see it.”

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