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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As Urban Development Ministry of Armenia adopts a decision to unite Alexander Tamanyan Museum with the National Museum-Institute of Architecture and rename it after A. Tamanyan, the great architect's grandson, Gagik Tamanyan, addresses a letter to Minister Narek Sargsyan.
In his letter, the successor of the great architect, the author of Yerevan's general layout, levers harsh criticism at the Ministry for uniting the two museums to get an area for building a banquet hall at the Ministry. "Nowhere in the world museums of prominent people are closed and transferred to general museums.
Well-known cello player Narek Hakhnazaryan will record Witold Lutoslawski's compositions for BBC Radio 3.
The musician told reporters on January 25 that the work will be done in a month. "I have never performed Lutoslawski's compositions. I look forward to doing it," Hakhnazaryan said.
Minister of Culture of Armenia Hasmik Poghosyan commented on the situation related to the old building of Zvartnots airport.
In an interview with ArmInfo the Minister paid attention to the fact that old (round) building of the airport is not included in the list of State Protected Monuments.