On May 4, the British Museum (UK) opened an exhibition entitled “Luxury and Power. “From Persia to Greece”, featuring pieces from the Armenian History Museum and the Erebuni Historical and Archaeological Reserve Museum. The opening ceremony of the exhibition was attended by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Varuzhan Nersisyan, and the Director of the Armenian History Museum, David Poghosyan.
Other dignitaries, ambassadors, academics and cultural figures also attended the ceremony, for which a special explanation was given by James Fraser, Director of the Middle East Division of the British Museum, curator of the exhibition. He said that during the closed tour organized for a special group of visitors, a bear-shaped ritual vase donated by the Armenian History Museum was presented, combined in the same showcase with another valuable piece kept at the British Museum, a bust of the goddess Anahit.
In his opening speech, Hartwig Fisher, Director of the British Museum, thanked the Armenian History Museum and the Erebuni Historical and Archaeological Museum-Reserve for their fruitful cooperation.