Yerevan History Museum
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|Երևանի Պատմության Թանգարան|
The main facade of the museum
|Location||1/1 Argishti street, Yerevan, Armenia|
|Collection size||History of Yerevan|
The Yerevan History Museum (Armenian: Երևանի Պատմության Թանգարան (Yerevani Patmut'yan T'angaran)) is the history museum of Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. The museum was founded in 1931 as the Communal Museum. Currently, the museum is located in a building attached to the Yerevan City Hall.
Beginning in 1931, the museum was located in two rooms on the second floor of the Yerevan Fire Department building. In 1936, it was moved to the Blue Mosque (Gyoy-Djami) where it operated for sixty years. From 1994 to 1997, the museum was located in the building of the former Hripsime Female Gymnasium. From 1997 to 2005, the museum functioned in one of the buildings of the school N1 named after Stepan Shahoumian. In 2005, the museum was established in a new building; it forms an architectural complex together with Yerevan Municipality.
There are more than 87,000 objects exhibited in the Yerevan History Museum which represent the local culture from ancient times to the present day. The collections of archaeology, ethnography, numismatics, fine arts, written records, and photography, kept in storage in the museum, tell a vivid story about the past and the present of the capital city and its people. There are three scientific expositions of the museum, that have collected, studied and showed objects highlighting the history of Yerevan.
The scientific council has included the following members,
- Martiros Saryan
- G. Gyurdjian
- A. Sargsian
- Stepan Lisitsyan
- Y. Shahazyz
- A. Barkhoudarian
- B. Arakelian
- T. Hakobian
The inauguration of the main exhibition of the museum took place on 3 April 2007, during which the President of the Republic of Armenia, Robert Kocharian, Yerevan Mayor, Yervand Zakharian, and other high officials were present. The main exposition of the museum consists of three parts.
- List of museums in Armenia
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- Albert Parsadanyan. School Companion. Yerevan, VMV-Print, 2008, pp. 102–103.