The exhibition of traditional arts “ART EXPO” which has been held for the fourth year running by the initiative of the RA Ministry of Culture started in the Union of Artists of Armenia on March 2. The Yerevan History Museum also participated in the event.
The RA President Serzh Sargsyan was present at the exhibition. The RA President made the first record in the blotter opened on the event of the 500th anniversary of Armenian printing and declaration of Yerevan as World Book Capital. « Embodying the glory and memory of the previous capitals Van, Armavir, Yervandashat, Artashat, Tigranakert, Vagharshapat, Dvin, Bagaran, Shirakavan, Kars and Ani, our centuries-old Yerevan is the symbol of longevity of the Armenians worldwide and their future.
So, it’s the holy obligation of each of us to keep and preserve this beating heart of our nation, make it more prosperous and beautiful day by day».
The Yerevan History Museum was displayed in «ART EXPO-2012» in a special pavilion exhibiting the books about Yerevan published by the museum, the samples related to publishing and printing, as well as the blotter opened on the event of the 500th anniversary of Armenian printing and declaration of Yerevan World Book Capital, in which lines dedicated to the capital will be written throughout the year.
The director of Matenadaran hrachya Tamrazyan, the art director of the Artistic theater «Mher Mkrtchyan» Arbert Mkrtchyan, the director of the museum of Hovhannes Tumanyan Narine Tukhikyan, the director of Literature Institute, Doctor of philology Avik Ishakayn, the director of «Erebuni» historical and archaeological reserve-museum Gagik Gyurjyan, the director of the house-museum of Martiros Saryan Ruzanna Saryan, workers of art, visitors of the exhibition left records in the blotter.
Museums and cultural centers, governmental and non-governmental organizations and structures participated in the exhibition each with its pavilion.