On March 16, a two-day workshop on “Historical and Cultural Heritage of Yerevan”, dedicated to the historical and cultural heritage, protection and popularization of Yerevan was launched at Matenadaran Research Institute of Ancient Manuscripts after Mesrop Mashtots.
The workshop was organized by the “Scientific Research Centre for Historical and Cultural Heritage” SNCO under the RA Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports.
The objective of the workshop held from March 16-17 was to introduce those interested in the history and cultural heritage of the capital to the ancient, medieval, pre-Soviet and Soviet historical and cultural heritage of Yerevan, as well as issues related to the preservation and popularization of heritage at present. Scientists and specialists in the field of study and preservation of historical and cultural heritage participated in the workshop.
The Head of the Department for the Protection of Historical and Cultural Monuments of the RA Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports Harutyun Vanyan delivered a welcoming speech at the workshop on “Historical and Cultural Heritage of Yerevan”.
According to the head of the department, it is impossible to imagine the modern life of Armenia and its development prospects without historical and cultural heritage, since this heritage is one of the cornerstones of Armenian self-reflection.
“I am sure that the historical and cultural heritage for the Republic of Armenia is of the same importance as the natural resources for different countries: oil, gas, gold. For us, our gold is our history, culture and historical and cultural heritage, and its proper protection may foster the tourist attractiveness and development of the country,” noted Vanyan and in this context emphasized the importance of new studies in the field of historical and cultural heritage and the dissemination of the outcomes, which is facilitated by workshops, conferences and seminars like this.
According to Harutyun Vanyan, the workshop is dedicated to the historical and cultural heritage of Yerevan and, in particular, the research carried out in recent years, including excavations, which supplement the primary sources of the millennial history and archeology of our capital.
Please, be informed that on March 17 at 11: 30 the workshop will continue at the "Scientific Research Center for Historical and Cultural Heritage" (address: Yerevan, Buzand 1/3 st., next to the Vernissage), where two sessions are scheduled: "Pre-Soviet and Soviet Yerevan", as well as “Yerevan in the periods of independence”.
Note that the workshop will conclude with a round table discussion, during which the results of the workshop will be summarized, as well as issues related to the historical and cultural heritage of Yerevan will be considered. The reports presented at these meetings will regard the monuments of these periods and related issues.
The topics presented at the workshop are available in the program.