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Ararat Eskijian Museum
Aside from art, artefacts and world-class museum items of several civilisations, the museum contains full displays of ancient Armenian coins, stamps and currency of the Armenian Republic from 1918-1920; maps dating back several years, describing the existence of Armenia in present day Turkey, as well as Hittite and Urartu civilisations; and a library containing rare Armenian history and genocide books.

ARF History Museum
The Armenian Revolutionary Federation History Museum is a museum in Yerevan, Armenia, that displays the history of the ARF and of its notable members. The museum displays government documents, stamps and other artifacts. The first of its exhibits is dedicated to the Democratic Republic of Armenia of 1918 to 1920. It displays official documents presented by Armenia at the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 as well as personal effects from the first republic's prime ministers; Hamo Ohanjanyan, Alexander Khatisyan, Simon Vratsian and Hovhannes Katchaznouni.

Roslin Art Gallery
Located in Glendale, California, the Roslin Art Gallery aspires to promote and introduce Armenian art and to satisfy the palettes of art lovers and collectors. The name of our establishment, Roslin Art Gallery, is a homage to the greatest medieval Armenian illuminator Toros Roslin. Roslin Art Gallery is a thriving center for art, a dynamic meeting point of centuries old Armenian art and contemporary fine art.

Armenian Art Gallery
The spiritual symbolism conveyed through his paintings embodies life beyond our realistic imagination creating visual spiritual images from the inner depths of our planet to outer limits of our galaxy. In addition, Armen has formulated a blend of original paints by uniting several different paints in conjunction with a secret substance.

Sergei Parajanov Museum
The museum was founded by government resolution in 1988, after the first exhibition at the Museum of Armenian Folk Art. At that time 40 of Parajanov's works were acquired and appropriate premises were allocated, consisting of two buildings in the 'Dzoragiugh' Ethnographic Centre - one for the museum and the other for Parajanov's home.

Erebouni Museum of the History
Erebouni Museum of the History of the Foundation of Yerevan was established in 1968. The opening of the Museum was timed to coincide with the 2750th anniversary of Yerevan. The Museum stands at the foot of the Arin Berd hill, on top of which the Urartian Fortress Erebouni has been constructed.

Parajanov Museum
The best museum in Yerevan is small and idiosyncratic, the would-be final home of famed Soviet filmmaker Sergei Parajanov (1924-1990). Though an ethnic Armenian (Parajanian), he was born in Tbilisi and spent most of his professional career in Kiev or Tbilisi.

Martiros Saryan House-Museum
Martiros Saryan studied in the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. He was greatly influenced by Russian art, especially by such painters as Valentin Serov and Konstantin Korovin. Even Saryan’s first canvases show his penchant for bright colours, his original vision of the world around him, expressiveness and unusual composition.

Sergej Parajanov Museum
National museum of Armenia, located in Yerevan. Includes biography, gallery of works, list of exhibitions and the text of an interview with the famous film director.


Armenian Library and Museum of America
Houses a large collection of Armenian books and artifacts in Watertown. Offers history, news, information on exhibits, collections and a volunteer application form.

Academician Norayr Sisakyan
Museum of one of the founders of cosmic biology Norayr Sisakyan was opened in 1986. The museum consists of about 350 items including the academician's personal belongings, photographs, manuscripts, books and documents. The majority of the items were donated by the wife of the scientist, Varvara Petrovskaya, and acquired due to the efforts of the director of the Museum of Revolution.

Alaverdi Branch of National Art Gallery
The main exposition consists of about 40 works by Armenian painters (Hakob Hakobyan, Panos Terlemezyan, Grigor Khanjyan, Harutyun and Armineh Kalentz, Lavinia Bajbeuk-Melikyan, Rudolf Khachatryan, etc.). The museum also hosts seasonal exhibitions of local artists.

Ara Sargsyan and Hakob Kojoian House-Museum
The Museum opened in 1973. The ground floor displays works of the prominent sculptor Ara Sargsyan, including photographs of the artist’s early works (portraits, group sculptures) deposited at the Vienna Mekhitarian Order and in private collections. Other halls contain works from the Soviet period (of special interest are "Mother Armenia", "Sahak Partev and Mesrop Mashtotz", "Hiroshima", as well as busts of Suren Spandaryan, Stepan Shahumyan, Avet Avetisyan, Vardan Ajemyan, Valeri Bryusov, Raffi, "King Artavazd", etc.).

Composer Alexander Spendiaryan House-Museum
The Alexander Spendiaryan House-Museum was opened in 1967, in the house where this prominent composer spent the last years of his life. N. Buniatyan designed the museum. Collection contains about 1,300 items including the personal belongings of the composer, his manuscripts, letters, and documents related to his life and work. About 80 items are a part of the permanent exhibit.

Architect Alexander Tamanyan Research Institute-Museum
Founded in 2001 through the efforts of the grandson of this outstanding architect, the Museum exhibits drawings signed by the architect, photographs and other materials donated by the family. The architect's bust (by sculptor Artashes Hovsepyan) marks the entrance to the museum.

Composer Aram Kachaturyan House-Museum
The Museum was founded in 1984. The museum building, designed by architects E. Altunyan and M. Grigoryan, consists of the memorial containing personal belongings of the composer, an exhibition hall displaying items related to his musical and social life, a concert hall that hosts symposia and concerts, and a research center containing manuscripts, documents, printed scores, books, etc. The Museum has about 18 thousand items collected from 55 countries.

Derenik Demirchyan House-Museum
Derenik Demirchyan House-Museum has operated since 1977 in the house where the writer lived from 1929 - 1956. The museum was established largely due to the efforts of the writer's niece Natalya Shirinyan. The main collection contains 670 items, and the research collection has 610 items. The museum consists of three rooms and one hall. The first room presents the early period of the writer's life and creative work. The second room is the writer's study. The third room displays books and materials from the writer's mature period.

Ervand Kochar Museum
The Kochar Museum was founded in 1984 on the basis of Master’s Studio. The Museum of Yervand Kochar is an exceptional center of historical Avantgard in the region. The creative work of the artist and sculpture Yervand Kochar /1899-1979/ is one of the most interesting phenomena in the XX century.

Geological Museum
The museum houses a display of various building materials: tufas, pumice-stones, slags, basalts, granites and marbles of the most varied shades, and the metals and minerals in which the republic abounds. There are also fossilised fauna and flora from ancient times. The largest single exhibit is the unusually big restored skeleton of a primordial elephant.

Genocide Museum
The Genocide Memorial and Museum at Tsitsernakaberd sits on the site of a Iron Age fortress, all above-ground trace of which seems to have disappeared. The Museum's testimony to the 1915 destruction of the Armenian communities of Eastern Anatolia is moving, and the monument itself is austere but powerful.

Children's Art Gallery
Armenia has long been famed for its artists, sculptors and stone-carvers, and children are brought up to love art. For this reason the world’s first Children’s Picture Gallery is of interest. Over the years the gallery has developed into a true centre for developing an aesthetic sense in the rising generation.

Yeghishe Charents House-Museum
The outstanding Soviet Armenian poet Yeghishe Charents (1897-1937) lived a little further up the avenue, in No. 17 on the second floor. His flat has been made into a museum, which is visited by thousands of the poet's admirers and visitors to the city.

National Gallery of Armenia
The National Gallery of Armenia is the national gallery of Armenia, located on the Republic Square in Yerevan. The old Armenian subdivision owns works of famous Armenian artists beginning from the early medieval period.

Cafesjian Museum of Contemporary Art
It houses Gerard Cafesjian's pre-eminent collection of glass artwork, including the definitive collection of works by renowned artists Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova. The permanent displays will also include a broad range of prominent 20th century pieces including both paintings and sculpture.

Armenian Craft Museum
Before leaving Abovian Street, drop into the Armenian Craft Museum (No. 64), with its unique examples of silver and German silver jewellery, woodwork, carpets, earthenware and embossed goods.

Avetik Isahakian House-Museum
Avetik Isahakian was one of Soviet Armenia's foremost poets. The last 5 years of his life he spent in Yerevan in a house which was converted into a museum in 1963. The museum consists of Avetik's workroom, bedroom, garden, and drawing-room, as well as a number of exhibition halls which focus on different periods of his life.

Aram Khachaturian Museum
The Aram Khachaturian museum is located off of Baghramian Street, two minutes walking distance from Moskovyan Street in downtown Yerevan. The building has 5 high arches and houses a very complete collection of memorabilia from the course of Khachaturian's illustrious career. Posters, costumes, notes and more fill room after room. You will also see where he lived, and can listen to many of his works in a well equipped listening room full of CD's.

Manougian Museum
This museum houses an impressive collection of primarily non-secular art as well as a very colorful sampling of the gifts Catholicos Vasgen received from around the world during his leadership. The historical crowns and staffs of gold and gems, the highly decorated priests garbs, the rugs, the ceramics, and many other items are displayed in this large museum, just past the arch across from the main cathedral's entrance.

Matenadaran Manuscript Museum
The Matenadaran (manuscripts library) is the other world-class museum in Yerevan, not for its exhibitions per se, but rather for its status as the eternal (one hopes) repository for Armenia's medieval written culture.

Middle East Museum
Accessible from the street running behind the State History Museum is the Middle Eastern Museum and Museum of Literature. The former has an interesting collection, including a carpet-weaving display.

Migoyan Brothers Museum
Sanahin was the birthplace of Artashes Mikoyants, better known to history as Anastas Mikoyan (1895-1978). His father was a capable but illiterate carpenter at the mines. According to Mikoyan's memoirs, the village of Sanahin had only two literate men, the priest and the (sole) monk of Sanahin monastery. The village itself was impoverished, a holding of the Argutinskii family. Mikoyan was educated at the seminary in Tbilisi at the behest of the visiting Armenian bishop, joined up with Stepan Shahumian, whom he deeply admired, and was the sole survivor of the Baku Commissars, his name somehow left off the list of those to be executed. bb

Sardarapat Ethnographic Museum
Bearing left before the Sardarapat battle monument, a driveway skirts the monument ridge to reach a tourist pavilion (refreshments) and the highly attractive Sardarapat museum. Director (at least of the military museum) is the head (since the untimely 1999 death of Sergei Grigorevich Badalian) of the Armenian Communist Party. The ground floor central hall contains commemorative material from the battle.

Tumanyan Museum
native of the high mountain village of Lsakh (now Tumanyan), Ovanes Tumanyan (1869-1923) produced masterpieces of national poetry. His verse reflects the sorrow of the Armenian people and a burning protest against their oppressors. His epic works are particularly important in that they depict everyday life in an Armenian village. Some of his poems take historical events as their theme, and are imbued with the ideals of patriotism and the liberation struggle against the foreign invaders.

Erebuni Fortress Museum
The Urartian kingdom centered on Lake Van in Eastern Turkey gave Yerevan its first major impetus. The Urartians built the citadel of Erebuni, on the hill of that name in SE Yerevan. A substantial museum at the base of the hill formerly known as Arin Berd houses many of the finds, including a few examples of Urartu's splendid metalwork.

Contemporary Art Museum
The Museum of Modern Art occupies the ground floor of No. 7. Frequent exhibitions of works by Soviet and foreign artists are held here, always attracting many lovers of painting, drawing and sculpture.