ANI Director Dr. Rouben Adalian to Present on Armenian Genocide in California

The
Ararat-Eskijian Museum, The
National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), and The
Armenian Jewellers Foundation present:

Treasures of Western Armenia: A Conference on Material Culture & Genocide in Western Armenia 

Sunday,
October 25, 2015, 3:30 p.m.

Ararat-Eskijian Museum-Sheen Chapel


15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA 


There is little information available in English on the
material culture of Western Armenia. The recent joint publication by the
Geneva-based Armenian Jewellers Foundation and the Russian Museum of
Ethnography has revealed, for the first time, the ethnographic collection and
records of the 1916 Scientific Expedition to Armenia led by Alexander Miller.
The Treasures of Western Armenia contains valuable artifacts,
traditional costumes, and jewelry made and used by ordinary Armenians at the
time. This knowledge exchange seminar will explore the themes of material
civilization before the 1915 Genocide, its special characteristics, and
ultimate fate.

Featuring the Following Presentations:

“The
Effects of Genocide on Culture and Civilization in Western Armenia” b
y
Dr. Rouben Adalian, Director, Armenian National Institute, Washington, D.C.

“The
Lost Treasures of Western Armenia: The Miller Collection of 1916" 
by
Mr. Hratch Kaspar, Director of Strategic Planning, Armenian Jewellers Foundation, Geneva

"Traditional
Armenian Design Patterns Across Various Arts" 
by Mr. Hratch Kozibeyokian, President, Armenian Rugs Society, Los
Angeles

Admission free (donations appreciated)

Copies of the book Treasures of Armenia will be
available during the conference.

Exhibition
and reception following program at Deukmejian Banquet Hall Foyer.

For more
information call the Ararat-Eskijian Museum at 747-500-7585 or 
e-mail ararat-eskijian-museum@netzero.net

About Armenian Assembly of America

Established in 1972, the Armenian Assembly of America is the largest Washington-based nationwide organization promoting public understanding and awareness of Armenian issues. The Assembly is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt membership organization.

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