THE DELEGATION OF MATENADARAN IS IN THE REPUBLIC OF LEBANON

The Mesrop Mashtots Matenadaran delegation, headed by director Ara Khzmalyan, has meetings with various Lebanese Armenian spiritual centres, Armenian studies institutions, heads of non-governmental organizations and representatives of the Armenian community. Today, the group met with His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia, who welcomed them and expressed his willingness to

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THE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL SYSTEM OF MATENADARAN IS MODERNIZING THANKS TO CHARITABLE FUNDS

Businessman and philanthropist Vahe Badalyan donated to Matenadaran a device for scanning the covers of manuscripts in a three-dimensional format, thanks to which the possibility of studying the bindings of manuscripts, determining their features, as well as identifying potential injuries will significantly increase. The scanning results will help develop the business activities of Matenadaran. The

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ARMENIA AND IRAN DISCUSSED THE PERSPECTIVES ON JOINT PUBLISHING AND REPRODUCTION PROGRAMS

During the visit of the Matenadaran delegation to the Islamic Republic of Iran, they met the leaders of Iran’s prominent publishing centres. A productive discussion was held with the “Mashkh” publishing house, whose programs also prioritize the popularization of Armenian culture in Iran. The delegation also made initial arrangements with the leadership of the Foundation

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ARMENIAN MANUSCRIPTS WILL BE EXAMINED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE LARGEST MANUSCRIPT CENTRE OF IRAN

A delegation from Matenadaran recently visited the Ayatollah Marashi Najafi Library in Qom, Iran. Director Mahmoud Marashi Najafi, son of the centre’s founder, welcomed the delegation. The library is the largest centre of Islamic manuscripts in Iran and the third largest in the Islamic world, with a collection of approximately 85,000 manuscripts in different languages,

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THE MATENADARAN RESTORATION DEPARTMENT HAS EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN COOPERATION WITH WELL-KNOWN FOREIGN CENTRES AND THE DIASPORA. IT IS THE ONLY REGIONAL STRUCTURE THAT IS SIMILAR

The department has played an invaluable role in the salvation of Armenian manuscripts and helped to restore and preserve the Armenian collections of Jerusalem, Aleppo, Antelias, Bzoummar, and Jugha. In 2023, the Armenian Museum of America in Watertown, the largest institution in the USA with samples of Armenian art, proposed a project to Matenadaran for

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THE PRESENTATION OF “SAINT MESROP MASHTOTS” COMMEMORATIVE MEDALS IN MATENADARAN

The Donation Hall of Matenadaran was the venue for a ceremony where “Surb Mesrop Mashtots” gold, silver, and bronze commemorative medals were presented. These medals were created through a collaboration between Matenadaran and the “47 design” company, with each medal being minted with a symbolic 405-numbered example. It is worth noting that these commemorative medals

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