“Museum Week” to be held in Armenia
On November 8-14, Armenia will be home for a cycle of events within the framework of the “Week of Museums”. This was reported by Marina Aroyan, Chairman of the Armenian National Committee at ICOM (The International Council of Museums).
The program was developed by the International Council of Museums (ICOM), the Association of Museum Employees and Friends and the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU).
“The rapidly changing world requires rethinking about the meaning of cultural objects, including museums, which need direct contact with their visitors and society as a whole. The activities of the cycle are aimed at creating opportunities for overcoming the problems and challenges facing Armenian museums”, said Haroyan.
Marina Aroyan believes that organizing the “Museum Week” will create a unique platform for Armenian museums, representatives of the IT and education sectors, where they will be able to discuss opportunities for cooperation and mutual integration.
Within the framework of “the Museum Week,” there will be two pieces of training, one of which is devoted to the possibilities of cooperation between museums and educational institutions, and the other on the branding of cultural objects and their popularization. There will be six thematic discussions organized by leading Russian and European museologists,” she said.
Museum experts from various countries, including Natalia Tolstaya from Russia, Eien Eddington from the UK and international expert Cecilia Martin, will come to participate in the discussions.
Haroyan mentioned that the Artsakh museums will also participate in the program.
The culmination of the “Museum Week” will be a large exposition in the ICOM building in Yerevan, which has been prepared by various museums of Armenia, Artsakh and Javakhk. The exhibition will be open to all comers from 12 to 14 November.