The Armenian Genocide Museum & Institute (AGMI) is also a research center 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 that occurred in the Ottoman Empire. The focus is based on the scientific research of historical-documentary materials, archived documents, photographic documentation and the accumulation of new data. The Institute obtains materials and documents from various international archives. The Museum also collects, catalogues and archives eye-witnesses accounts of Genocide. The archived documents and accounts have been translated and published by AGMI.
The Museum & Institute also seeks to include the creation of an international scientific institution and a school of Genocidology. 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. This includes the coordination and establishment of the necessary academic activities for the necessary understanding required at the external levels, including but not limited to educational programs, involvement of foreign researchers and scholars within the sphere Armenian Genocide studies.
The AGMI (National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia) consists of the following six departments
1. Department of History and Historiography of the Armenian Genocide
2. Department of Study of Casualties and Materials Lost of the Armenian Genocide
3. Department of Comparative Genocidology Studies
4. Department of Genocide of Eastern Armenian Population Studies
5. Department of Scientific Information and Publishing House
6. Department of Public Affairs and Foreign Relations
To achieve these goals, AGMI organizes conferences, holds round-table discussions and publishes newsletters, articles and books, both electronically and in print.
The AGMI also cooperates with various scholarly institutions in Germany, France, the USA, Austria, Italy, Russia and various other countries.