House-Museum of Aram Khachaturian

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House-Museum of Aram Khachaturian

The Aram Khachaturian House-Museum (Armenian: Արամ Խաչատրյանի Տուն-Թանգարան) opened in Yerevan, Armenia in 1982 and is devoted to the exhibition of the Armenian composer’s personal artifacts, as well as to the research and study of his creative output.[1]

Since the idea of the museum came about in the 1970s, Khachaturian himself was actively involved in its design. In fact, the composer left his manuscripts, letters, his piano, various memorabilia and personal gifts to the institution in his will. The building is an extension of the house where the composer resided whenever he visited the Armenian capital. It was converted into a museum by architect Edvard Altunyan.

Under its founding director Gohar Harutiunyan,[2] the museum succeeded in attracting financial support from a wide range of sponsors and benefactors, and expanded its collection of artifacts belonging to Khachaturian.[3] Today the museum continues to grow under the directorship of Armine Grigoryan.

The multi-storied building houses an attractive concert hall (with a concert-grand Bechstein piano), where a regular music series takes place. It also houses an extensive library of CDs and a workshop for the restoration and repair of violins. The museum maintains strong links to Armenian musicians and composers and is committed to furthering music in Armenia. It also publishes a range of scholarly books.

The House-Museum is located on 3 Zarobyan St (off Marshal Bagramyan Ave), Yerevan 0009, Armenia. Tel: (374-10) 58.94.18.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Սուրեն Մուրադյան, «4000 ցուցանմուշ մեկուկես տարում»։ Սովետական Հայաստան (Մարտ, 1982).
  2. ^ Գոհար Հարությունյան. ազնվական կեցվածքով տնօրենը։ Երեվան, Երաժիշտ (Սեպտեմբեր, 2010)
  3. ^ А. Лоренц, "Дань любви и памяти." Ереван, Комсомолец, (24 Января, 1984, стр. 4).

Museum publications[edit]

  • Արամ Խաչատրյան. Նամակներ։ (Yerevan: «Սովետական գրող» հրատարակչություն, 1983), 238 pp.
  • Արամ Խաչատրյան. Նամակներ։ (Yerevan։ «Ապոլոն» հրատարակչություն, 1995), 252 pp.
  • Արամ Խաչատրյան. Նամակներ։ (Yerevan։ «Նաիրի» հրատարակչություն, 2003), 152 pp. ISBN 5-550-01293-6
  • Aram Khachaturyan Museum. (Yerevan: Armenia Press, 2002).

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Coordinates: 40°11′24.63″N 44°30′48.26″E / 40.1901750°N 44.5134056°E / 40.1901750; 44.5134056