ARMENIA - OPEN AIR MUSEUM
Public Forum presentation by Marine Mkrtchyan
Deputy Director of Russian Art Museum
Board member of ICOM/Armenia - National Committee of Armenia
British Museum International Training Programme 2014
Where is Armenia located?
General information
Population
~ 3,560,100 people
In Capital City Yerevan
~ 1.200.000
Official language
Armenian Հայերեն
Religion
Christian Apostolic
Government
Presidential Republic
Nationality
Armenians 97.9%,
Brief History of Museum work
History of Armenian Museums is closely connected
with the history of the Middle Age’s Churches, as many
museums were created and operated under its auspices.
As a special period in the history of museums’ development
should be noted during Soviet years. Most of the existing
museums in Armenia were created during these years.
• After the collapse of the Soviet Union several state and public museums were closed
with ideological orientation.
• During those years were created new museums mostly private and corporate.
• The most severe years for the republic were 1992-1996 . The main objective of the
museum staff was to keep collections and buildings.
• Since 1997 due to stabilization of the situation in the republic, and with financial
assistance from international organizations activities of museums increased.
•
During 2002-2003 15 museums were completely renovated.
•
It should be noted the improvement of technical equipment that has occurred
recent years.
• The number of museums participating in grant competitions and independently
exercising modernization program is growing, but unfortunately there are not
enough partnership programs.
Today
There are 124 museums in
The Republic of Armenia
Museums are divided into:
State
National
Regional
Community
Museums belong to:
40- RA Ministry of Culture
22-RA Ministry of Science and Education
3-RA Ministry of Defence
2-RA Ministry of Nature Protection
2-RA Ministry of Architecture and Urban Planning
22-Town Hall
5-Foundation
5-Private
5-Corporate
Others belong to regional , community and church authorities
Museum on the profile are divided into:
History Museums
Art Museums
Literary Museums
Regional Museums
Corporate Museums
Natural History
Museums
Music Museums
Architecture Museums
Number of visitors during last years
2010
2011
2012
2013
339427
444451
472709
537922
SUCCESS OF RECENT YEARS
“International Day of Museum” and
“Museum Night” are considered to be
success of museum life during recent
years.
Development during the last 5 years
169614
148834
107420
20330
31
2009
20000
34
2010
59
2011
65
2012
89
2013
THANK YOU

Marine Mkrtchyan - BM International Training Programme