05, 2023

An exhibition dedicated to the history of Matenadaran was opened with the support of the office of the President

With the support of the office of the President of the Republic of Armenia, the exhibition entitled "1957: Key to History" was opened today. The scenography of the exhibition dedicated to the history of Matenadaran is based on the concept created by the combination of old furniture and accessories, photographs, drawings, manuscripts, sculptures, archive documents, souvenirs, donations, books and videos of Matenadaran. The artistic aspect of the exhibition is ensured by a unique donated manuscript in a silver cover that has never been exhibited before.

In the opening remarks of the exhibition, Acting Director of Matenadaran, Karen Matevosyan, noted that it creates a unique opportunity to see the entire course of activity of Matenadaran in a few minutes.

"Today we will go back to the 60s of the last century when Matenadaran was established as a scientific research institute of ancient Armenian manuscripts, and we will travel through years and decades to the present day. We will see how the Armenian manuscripts that have gone through many ordeals over the centuries and were collected and compiled in this house named after Mesrop Mashtots, are studied here, how they are preserved, how they are taken care of, repaired, etc. Over this time, of course, a huge amount of work has been carried out.

The exhibition was also made possible due to sponsors. First of all, of course, I would like to thank the President of the Republic of Armenia, Vahagn Khachaturyan, who supported the establishment of this exhibition, and I also wish to thank the Armenian General Benevolent Union, our staff, who created this remarkable exhibition through diligent work."

Nazeni Gharibyan, the head of the museum part of Matenadaran, who conceived the idea of organizing the exhibition, also welcomed the attendees and thanked them for their support and work.

The exhibition will be open until December 31 of this year with the possibility of extension.

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