Invitation to Youmein Festival

Tanger Evénements Ouvert au Public Our first event open to the public will be at the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM), on August 26th at 12pm! Please join us for a roundtable panel and discussion on the themes of Al Barzakh and Les Limbes, moderated by George Bajalia (Artistic Director, Borderline Theater … Read more Invitation to Youmein Festival


New Images in TALIM’s Glass Negatives Collection

View of entrance facade with canons, figure in military regalia approaching
View of entrance facade with canons, figure in military regalia approaching

Guest post by Michael A. Toler, Archnet Content Manager, AKDC @ MIT

New images have been added to TALIM’s Glass Negatives Collection on Archnet. Currently there are approximately 250 images in the collection, currently representing a selection from five of the eighteen boxes in the full collection.  New images are added every week as they are cataloged, and scanning resumes this summer.

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TALIM and the 19th Annual Salon International de Tanger des Livres et des Arts

TALIM is proud to once again support the Salon International de Tanger des Livres et des Arts. “La Femme” is the theme of this year’s Salon, and TALIM will sponsor the participation of American author/historian Alison Baker, and Tangier-based American publisher, Elena Prentice. Please join us from May 6-10 to support this important celebration in … Read more TALIM and the 19th Annual Salon International de Tanger des Livres et des Arts


Architectural History of the Legation Now Available on Archnet

TALIM on Archnet
TALIM on Archnet

Section II, “Architectural and Historical Context and Significance” of the of the Historic Structure Report on the American Legation in Tangier, Morocco is now available on Archnet.  You can find it by going to the the page for TALIM and selecting the link above the description labeled “Publication.”

This section of the report explains the historical and architectural significance of the structure, beginning with a general diplomatic history of Tangier. It then provides a functional and architectural history of the Legation building, including the modifications to the building, starting when the United States and Morocco first began negotiations, through the acquisition of Legation in 1821, damage to the property during bombardments of Tangier, expansions by the consul in the 1920s, the role of the Legation during World War II, and finally the conversion into a museum in 1975-1976. Finally it ends with an assessment of the current condition of the property. It is illustrated with historic images and plans.

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Enchantment On Sale through the New Year

If you are looking to get an early start on some Christmas shopping, you can do it and support TALIM by purchasing copies of Enchantment. Pictures from the Tangier American Legation Museum, by Diana Wylie, on sale for $14.99 (regularly $35)  in our web store, powered by Amazon. All the proceeds from the sale of … Read more Enchantment On Sale through the New Year


Greg White Discusses “Tangier Metropole” with Professors & Researchers from Abdelmalek Essaadi U.

(left to right): Iliass Khaddour, PHD Student civil engineering, Dr Abdessamad Bernoussi, Professor of Mathematics, John Davison, TALIM Director, Dr Greg White, Professor of Government, Hamadou Kamara, PHD Student Hydrology, Dr Mharef Amina, Professor of Hydrology, Dr Adil Alaoui, Professor of Civil Engineering, Yhtimad Bouziane, Associate Director TALIM
(left to right): Iliass Khaddour, PHD Student civil engineering, Dr Abdessamad Bernoussi, Professor of Mathematics, John Davison, TALIM Director, Dr Greg White, Professor of Government, Hamadou Kamara, PHD Student Hydrology, Dr Mharef Amina, Professor of Hydrology, Dr Adil Alaoui, Professor of Civil Engineering, Yhtimad Bouziane, Associate Director TALIM

TALIM welcomed Smith College Professor of Government Gregory White to the Legation October 27 for an informal round table conversation with professors and researchers from Tangier’s Abdelmalek Essaadi University.

Participants engaged in lively exchanges about links between the environment and touristic and overall development of “Tangier Metropole,” an ambitious program to develop the Tangier region from Cap Spartel in the west to beyond the port of Tangier Med in the east.

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