International Museum Day

International Museum Day is an annual event held on May 18th to raise awareness about the importance of museums as cultural institutions and to celebrate their role in society. This day was established by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) in 1977 and has since become a widely recognized occasion celebrated by museums around the world.  Each year, International Museum Day has a special theme that guides events and activities organized by museums around the world. This year, ICOM has chosen the theme “Museums for Education and Research”.

International Museum Day commemorates the valuable contribution museums make to education, culture and heritage preservation, and it encourages people to explore and appreciate the diverse offerings museums have in their communities.

The following events will be held in Yerevan History Museum on May 18, 2024.

1. Presentation of  publications by Yerevan History Museum. * at 1:00 p.m.

The museum’s publications will be presented during the event. Visitors will be introduced the books and catalogues. In particular, works dedicated to the history, culture and museum collections of Yerevan will be presented. Reading poems about Yerevan and the performance of songs will take place during the event . The best performers will be rewarded with thematic books.

2. “Let’s restore from the fragments” master class in the courtyard of the museum with an interactive component. * at 2:30 p.m.

A master class in the courtyard of the museum by a restorer will take place: presenting  the technique of restoration, strengthening or cleaning of archaeological objects handed over to the museum (especially pottery).

3. Exhibition entitled “I don’t know what I want to say…” (exhibition of the collection of famous Iranian-Armenian architect Mr.Rostom Voskanyan). * at 8:00 p.m.

Exhibition presenting the collection of famous Iranian-Armenian architect Mr.Rostom Voskanyan. Rostom Voskanyan’s collection includes 1520 objects, which he donated to Yerevan History Museum in 2012. They are various objects of applied arts and crafts representing Eastern culture (statuettes, jewelry, vials, locks and keys, coins, working tools and other household items) dating back to the 17th-19th centuries.