Exclusive Collection of the City of Ani  was Presented in the Museum of the History of Eastern Armenia

  • by Western Armenia, May 21, 2024 in Culture

The official re-opening ceremony took place the  permanent exhibition halls of "City Ani. Bagratunis' world famous capital" and "Armenia in the 10-14th centuries".

 in  the Museum of the History of Eastern Armenia.

About 350 objects from Ani and Dvin (books, crosses, incense burners, 12th-13th century children's silk outerwear found in Ani, pottery and glass items, miniatures) were presented as part of the exhibition, as well as monuments from Meghri, Haghartsin, Noravank, Garnu, Hovhannavank and Kecharis. from the monuments.

During a briefing with journalists, Davit Poghosyan, director of the History Museum of Eastern Armenia, noted that after a rather long pause, an opportunity was given to present to the public one of the important parts of the permanent exhibition of the History Museum of Armenia, one of the constituent parts of our cultural heritage, the collection of the traditional exhibition hall of Ani. "At the beginning of the last century, large-scale archaeological studies were carried out in Ani, as a result of which three museums were created there.

Together they were called Ani's Antiquities. This year marks the 120th anniversary of the creation of the unique museum. It so happened that the reopening of our showroom coincided with it. On the occasion of the anniversary, we have tried to include in our exhibition an interesting selection of unique specimens that were saved from the museum, as well as about four hundred objects from the 10th-14th centuries dedicated to the museum.

These exhibition sections were opened anew, documentary, new animation and graphic reconstructions were used here, thanks to which an opportunity was created to present the glorious heritage that has come to us to the public in a new way. There are many unique items that have an interesting context and will certainly appeal to our visitors, making the museum one of their favorite places to visit," said Poghosyan.

It's no secret that the objects and things found as a result of the excavations are a living testimony of the rich culture and centuries-old history of the Armenian people, so the history museum does everything to properly present them to the international community.