• INTERNATIONAL ONLINE CONFERENCE ON ARMENOLOGICAL AND ORIENTAL STUDIES DEDICATED TO THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF PROF. HAKOB PAPAZIAN (JULY 1-2, 2021)
    Caucasus and Middle East in the Middle Ages: History, Philology, Source studies, Culture, Political and Economic Relations The “Matenadaran” Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts organizes an International online Conference on Armenological and Oriental Studies dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the prominent Armenologist and Orientalist Prof. Hakob Papazian (1919-2019), which will take place on July
  • A MEMORANDUM OF COOPERATION
    A memorandum of cooperation has recently been signed between Mesrop Mashtots Matenadaran and the University of Hamburg. On the initiative of Michael Friedrich, the director of the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures at the University of Hamburg, and Vahan Ter-Ghevondian, the director of Matenadaran, a direct and mutually beneficial cooperation between the two
  • FRANCOIS-XAVIER BELLAMY’S VISIT TO MATENADARAN
    On April 5, Francois-Xavier Bellamy, Member of the European Parliament, visited Mashtots Matenadaran.Accompanied by Vahan Ter-Ghevondyan, the director of Matenadaran, the guest toured the museum building and got acquainted with the manuscript heritage of Artsakh.
  • NICO SCHERMERS’ VISIT TO MASHTOTS MATENADARAN
    On March 24, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Nico Schermers visited Mashtots Matenadaran. Accompanied by Vahan Ter-Ghevondian, Director of Matenadaran, the guest toured the museum complex and got acquainted with the recently opened exhibition dedicated to Artsakh manuscripts.
  • THE MANUSCRIPT ART OF ARTSAKH
    An exhibition of Artsakh manuscripts transferred from the Matenadaran-Gandzasar research and cultural center to Matenadaran during the war of 2020 was opened at Mashtots Matenadaran. The exhibition presents the scriptoria of Artsakh in Amaras, Gandzasar, Yeghishe Arakyal Monastery, Gtchavank, Metsaranats Surb Hakobavank, Khadavank, Dadivank, Yeritsmankants monastery, and Shushi. A total of about 8 dozen manuscripts
  • TOMASZ LECH BUCZEK’S VISIT TO MATENADARAN
    On February 25, Polish politician Tomasz Lech Buczek, accompanied by lawyer Babken Khanzadyan, visited Mashtots Matenadaran. Buczek is the author of “Azerbaijan’s War Crimes against Armenians – Karabakh 2020” and has repeatedly referred to and strongly condemned Azerbaijan’s atrocities against Armenians. Accompanied by Vahan Ter-Ghevondian, director of Matenadaran, the guests toured the museum building and
  • COOPERATION BETWEEN MATENADARAN AND THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE
    Continuing to expand the scope of Matenadaran’s international cooperation, we have signed a memorandum with the Department of History, Archeology, Geography, Fine and Performing Arts (SAGAS) of the University of Florence.This cooperation will open new opportunities for the researchers of the two institutions to carry out joint research in the fields of medieval Armenian history,
  • Bernard Kouchner’s Visit to Matenadaran
    On February 27, Nobel Laureate, Doctors Without Borders co-founder, physician, former French Foreign Minister (2007-2010), member of the Aurora Prize Selection Committee Bernard Kouchner visited Mashtots Matenadaran. During the visit, Kouchner was accompanied by Alain Boinet, founder of Solidarités International, Patrice Franceschi, former Chairman of the Société des Explorateurs Français, and Nicolas Stanisch, executive director
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