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History Museum of Armenia

History Museum of Armenia

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The History Museum of Armenia is a cultural organization of national significance, which over a century
has been acquiring, collecting, preserving, and exhibiting tangible and intangible cultural values related
to Armenia and the Armenian people. In doing so, the museum has contributed to the development of
science, education, and tourism in Armenia.


The first museum of the Republic of Armenia was founded by the Parliament of the First Republic of
Armenia in 1919. At the time, it was called the Ethnographic-Anthropological Museum-Library. It opened for visitors on August 20, 1921. The museum was renamed several times: State Central Museum of Armenia (1922), Cultural-Historical Museum (1931), Historical Museum (1935), State History Museum of Armenia (1962) and History Museum of Armenia (2003).


The History Museum of Armenia is considered a research center of Armenia’s history and culture,
housing a national collection of about 400,000 archaeological, ethnographic, and numismatic objects.
The museum collection reflects a complete picture of the culture and history of Armenia, from
prehistoric times, the period of Paleolith (one million eight hundred thousand years ago) to the present
day.


The museum has several departments such as Archaeology, Numismatics, Ethnography, Modern History
and Restoration. The museum carries out important conservation and restoration work as well as
educational and scientific programs on Armenian history and culture. It regularly publishes scholarly
works on Armenian architecture, archaeology, ethnography, and history.