MCCA Tea Party, Ben M'sik

During our visit to Casablanca, Morocco, project members from our partner institution, the Ben M'sik Community Museum, threw a party complete with traditional Moroccan food, music and… ...more

Chellah Minaret, Rabat

This Minaret in Rabat, Morocco stands among ruins of structures built over a period of nearly 1500 years, from the days of the Roman Empire to the fourteenth century. ...more

Prayer Rugs

As one of the Five Pillars of Faith, prayer is the cornerstone of the Islamic Faith. While visiting the Tombs of the Saâdies in Marrakech, Morocco, I ran across these prayer rugs set aside… ...more

MCCA Henna

Several of our project members display their henna tattoos during a party thrown by students of the Ben M'sik Community Museum for visiting members from the Museum of Holocaust and History… ...more

Family

These are two little girls who are my cousins playing around with each other. It was taken last summer, in July 2011, in Ouarzazate (a city that is far away from Marrakech by 200… ...more

Leaving Hassan II

These two boys, one dressed in traditional Moroccan garb, the other in Western clothes, leave Hassan II Mosque after Friday prayers. ...more

Samir El Azhar and Julia Brock, Hassan II Mosque

Two of our project leaders, Samir El Azhar and Julia Brock, walk outside Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco just before Friday prayers. ...more

Childhood Identity

This is a picture of my niece playing at the park. This picture represents childhood as part of identity. ...more

Marrakech

This pool in Marrakech, Morocco was once the training ground for Moroccan soldiers preparing to fight in World War II, but is now a community center for the ancient city of Marrakech. In the… ...more

Moroccan Traditional Heel-less Slippers (Balgha)

Another picture of numerous types and colors of "Balgha", the Moroccan traditional heel-less slippers. The collection exposed in this picture encompasses varieties of Balgha from different… ...more

About

Identities

In our global society with increased interaction between people from different cultural, religious, political, and social backgrounds, dialogue and understanding are paramount to a peaceful society.

Identities: Understanding Islam in a Cross Cultural Context is an online exhibition created by the Museum of History and Holocaust Education (MHHE) at Kennesaw State University and the Ben M'Sik Community Museum (BMCM) at Hassan II University, Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ben M'sik, Morocco, to increase knowledge about each other’s cultural traditions and promote conversations within our communities.

By exploring Moroccan and American identity through photographs, oral histories, conversation, and personal reflection, we can learn about cultural commonalities and differences in a meaningful, open way.