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DSC00365The Armenian Genocide Museum was founded in 1995 in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. It provides guided tours in Armenian, Russian, English, French and German.

The Republic of Armenia has made a visit to the Armenian Genocide Museum part of the official State protocol. Foreign official delegations who have visited the Museum include Russian President Vladimir Putin, former French President Jacques Chirac and Pope John Paul II.. The area of the museum is surrounded by trees planted by leaders who have visited the museum.

The Museum was designed by architects S. Kalashian, A. Tarkhanyan and sculptor F. Araqelyan. The two-story building is built directly into the side of a hill so as not to detract from the imposing presence of the nearby Genocide Monument. The roof of the Museum is flat and covered with concrete tiles. It overlooks the scenic Ararat Valley and the Mount Ararat.

 

Research

The Armenian Genocide Museum & Institute (AGMI) is also a research centre and falls under the umbrella of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences.

The main research goal of the Institute is to study the Armenian genocide with a focus on the scientific research of historical-documentary materials, archival documents, photographic sources and the accumulation of new data. The Institute obtains materials and documents from various international archives. The Museum also collects, catalogues and archives eye-witness accounts of the genocide. The archived documents and accounts have been translated and published by AGMI.

 

Education

AGMI also seeks to create an international scientific institution and a school of Genocide Studies. It does so by promoting a post-graduate degree at the AGMI and participating in scientific activities for the promotion of the unanimous international recognition of Armenian Genocide. The number of PhD candidates accepted every year ranges between 3 and 5.

To achieve these goals, AGMI organises conferences, holds round-table discussions and publishes newsletters, articles and books, both electronically and in print.

 

Hayk Demoyan

download?fid=Inbox&mid=1_7078_APkwvs4AADhvS%2BwMqwuVhlW3XlA&pid=2&tnef=&YY=1273822993890&newid=1&clean=0&inline=1Hayk Demoyan is the Director of the Museum-Institute. He also teaches history at Yerevan State University, where he obtained his PhD degree in 2001. His areas of interest include the history of the Armenian genocide, as well as the foreign policy of Turkey and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Demoyan has written more than 40 articles and monographs on these and related issues, including Turkey and the Karabakh Conflict (in Russian), Armenian Sport and gymnastics in the Ottoman Empire, and The Western Media Coverage of Karabakh Conflict in 1988-1990 (forthcoming monograph in English). He often speaks at press conferences and gives interviews on developments in Armenian-Turkish relations, the genocide recognition campaign, and the Karabakh conflict. Demoyan has a fair knowledge of Turkish. E-mail: demoyan@gmail.com, director@genocide-museum.am

Armenian Genocide Museum
375028, Tsitsernakaberd, Yerevan
Tel: +374 10 39 09 81
Web: www.genocide-museum.am

August 2010

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