Today, a press conference of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute took place in the conference hall of AGMI.
The key themes of the conference were the reopening of the Armenian Genocide Museum, the schedule of the events in 1915, and the temporary exhibition in Paris City Hall.
The new exhibition of the museum will occupy a space of 2500 square meters, where thousands of items collected in the last 7-8 years will be presented. A part of them will be presented as printed posters, as well as multimedia; in the form of projectors and touch screens. Currently the final design works of the museum are going on. Original and unique photos, books, documents and other items will be also presented.
After nearly two weeks a special presentation of the new museum will took place for the media representatives.
Director of Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Hayk Demoyan also referred to the temporary exhibitions opening in different countries of the world, he said: “Soon three large exhibitions will be opened in Paris, USA California, and Mexico. In April 29, the temporary exhibition “Armenia 1915; Paris Hosts the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute of Yerevan”, which will last till 4th of July.
I am sure, that it will arouse great interest among Europeans. About 150 exhibits of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute collection will be included in this exhibition; most of them will be shown for the first time outside Armenia”. Demoyan also added that the collection of Genocide survivor Aurora Martiganian will also be displayed in Paris.
Among the events of 2015, Deputy Director of AGMI Suren Manukyan underlined and highlighted the 12th Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, which will take place in Yerevan, in 8-12 July 2015. There is also a special website dedicated to this event.
Among the events organized in 2015 by AGMI there are the temporary exhibition at Skirball Cultural Centre in Los Angeles, by the support of AGBU, in 8 of April, signing of Memorandum of Cooperation with Shoah Foundation in Los Angeles in 10 April, the opening of the temporary exhibition “The Armenian Genocide and the Russian Response” at the Central Museum of War in Moscow, in 20 April.