Armenia became member of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in June and this is an important achievement, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ashot Hovakimyan has stated at a press conference on July 20.
Ani, capital of medieval Armenia, which was built during Bagratuni dynasty, has been included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Boston-based Zulal Trio, which performs Armenian folk music, gave a press conference at TUMO educational center in Yerevan on July 13.
Cultural cooperation with the diplomatic missions of foreign states in Armenia within the Golden Apricot film festival was presented at today's press conference. Susanna Harutyunyan, Golden Apricot Yerevan IFF Artistic Director, informed that the days of French, German, Russian, Polish, English and Danish films will be organized within the festival.
Ancient Armenian city Ani is on the list of the 'candidates' to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to TRT, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism sent a brigade of 5,000 specialists to make an advertising film and photos of the ancient city to submit them to UNESCO. The latter will make public its decision on Ani this August.
13th Golden Apricot International Film Festival will be held from July 10-17 in Yerevan. Armenia's Minister of Culture Hasmik Poghosyan informed at today's press conference in Yerevan that this year the festival is special as it is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Armenia's independence.
The German Embassy in Armenia hosted the fifth Art+X event, which featured the paintings by young German artist Stefan Schwarzer.
On May 21, as many as 112 museums in Armenia will open to visitors as part of the traditional Museum Night campaign from 6 pm till midnight. Entrance is free.
Beeline Communication Museum will join the Museum Night annual international event. As the press-service of the company informed ArmInfo the museum will be open to visitors from 5:00pm to 10:00pm on May 21.
Head of the Armenian Delegation Gohar Gasparyan has commented on the ban on the Artsakh flag at the Eurovision Song Contest. Gasparyan said at a press conference on April 29 that such decisions are taken for safety reasons to prevent possible signs of aggression among the audience. "As the contest participants, we should respect the Eurovision rules," she said.
Ora Ahimeir, Israeli writer and founder of the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, is going to publish a book on the Armenian Genocide.
An international competition of choreographic art will be held in Tsakhkadzor, a resort town in Armenia, on April 2-3. Executive Director of the Armenia’s Dance Sport Federation David Sargsyan told ArmInfo the competition will be held with the support of the Youth Foundation of Armenia and Retro Dance Club. The event organizers are “For the Implementation of International Conventions” NGO and the Dance Sports Federation. The competition will involve more than 200 dancers from Armenia and Georgia, who will perform various style dances, Sargsyan said.
Gegham Grigoryan, world-famous Armenian tenor, the creative director of the National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet after A. Spendiaryan died aged 65 today.
Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage organisation, and the European Investment Bank Institute (EIBI) have published the list of 'The 7 Most Endangered' monuments and sites for 2016. These endangered landmarks include archaeological site of Ererouyk and the village of Ani Pemza, Armenia, the press office of the Armenian Ministry of Culture reports.
The Byzantine and Christian Museum of the Athens will host an exhibition "Armenia: Soul of Ararat" on March 14, according to the Armenian Culture Ministry website.
Iveta Mukuchyan, Armenia's representative for Eurovision Song Contest, has presented her song LoveWave overnight. The music is by Lilit Navasardyan and Levon Navasardyan. Lyrics are by Iveta Mukucharyan and Stephanie Crutchfield. The LoveWave video on YouTube was viewed for more than 110,000 times within 12 hours.