Mother See Hosts Conference on Armenian Libraries

Catholicos Karekin II with Minister of Culture Armen Amiryan (Source: ArmRadio)
Catholicos Karekin II with Minister of Culture Armen Amiryan (Source: ArmRadio)

Catholicos Karekin II with Minister of Culture Armen Amiryan (Source: ArmRadio)

YEREVAN (ArmRadio)—The solemn opening of the fourth international conference of Armenian libraries was held at Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Manuscript Depository (Matenadaran) at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin on Monday.

The conference titled “Preserving the Past for the Sake of Future” is dedicated to the 350th anniversary of publishing of the first Armenian Bible.

The fourth international conference of Armenian libraries was held in Yerevan on October 17 (Source: ArmRadio)

The fourth international conference of Armenian libraries was held in Yerevan on October 17 (Source: ArmRadio)

The event has been organized by the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the Armenian Ministry of Culture and the National Library of Armenia.

The opening ceremony was attended by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, and the Minister of Culture Armen Amiryan.

“The anniversary of publishing of the Armenian Holy Book is a remarkable opportunity for the Armenian people to once again value their written legacy and the tireless efforts and dedication our devotees have demonstrated to create this heritage. Printing is one of the greatest achievements of mankind, which made it possible for the achievements of human brain to disseminate and reach all layers of society. Printing became one of the favorable conditions shaping the modern civilization,” Karekin II said in his opening remarks.

Amiryan voiced hope that the conference would serve its goals – to support the centers of Armenology, to help libraries register the Armenian printed heritage, to contribute to the long-term maintenance and popularization of the Armenian legacy.

“I hope new routes of cooperation will be found as a result of discussions, new models of digitization and preservation will be offered,” Amiryan said.

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  1. Garo Tertzakian said:

    Armen Amiryan, the right man for the right job. Knowing Mr. Amiryan’s dedication and passion for Armenian Culture and Heritage, I predict long overdue positive developments will happen in those crucial areas in Armenia and by extension in the Diaspora.

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