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PM attends opening of “Heritage in Danger: Artsakh” exhibition


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Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan today attended the opening ceremony of an exhibition, referred to as “Heritage in Danger: Artsakh.”

The event was also attended by RA National Assembly Speaker Ararat Mirzoyan, French Senate President Gérard Larcher, RA Minister of Foreign Affairs Ara Ayvazyan, Mayor of Yerevan Hayk Marutyan, representatives of foreign delegations who are in Armenia to attend the commemorative events dedicated to the 106th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Armenia-accredited ambassadors.

The exhibition features more than 120 photographs, which represent Artsakh’s historical, cultural and religious heritage, the first books published in Shushi, manuscripts and carpets made in Artsakh. The exhibits comprise photographs from the archives of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the Foundation for the Study of Armenian Architecture, as well as from personal archives of expert in monuments Samvel Karapetyan and Matenadaran.

The exhibition also features short videos projected on large screens representing several endangered monuments: Dadivanka, Tsitsernavanka, Ghazanchetsots Church, Tigranakert, Kataro Monastery, as well as Gandzasar and Mayraberd.

Organized in the framework of the Commission on Cultural Diplomacy by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, the “Heritage in Danger: Artsakh” exhibition will be open until May 2, inclusive.

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