Basra Heritage Office
Museum Project Manager and Museum Volunteer
Holding a master’s in translation studies, Tamara splits her time between working as a cultural activist for several cultural institutions and being a translator and writer. For the past three years she has been working as a volunteer at the Basra Museum and Basra’s Heritage Office. She is responsible for managing a project for a new museum and cultural centre to be named Iraq’s Modern History Museum.
Tamara is currently working on her first translated book on Basra’s history in the 1920s. Aside from this, she is conducting research on several topics related to the history and heritage of Iraq from international angles.
At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2019 Tamara was based in the Middle East Department and spent her partner placement at National Museums Northern Ireland.
Tamara worked with Elizabeth Asafo-Adjei (Ghana) on her Object in focus project. Their exhibition proposal was titled The Odyssey: an encounter with peace.
Tamara’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the Mosawi Foundation.