LOS ANGELES–The Research on Armenian Architecture (RAA/USA) organization will present "Armenian Architectural Heritage Endangered," from June 20 through July 31 at UCLA. With fifty images of twenty-five sites of historic architectural and cultural interest in the traditional Armenian homeland–now governed by the Republic of Armenia–Turkey–Iran–and the autonomous region of Nakhichevan in the Republic of Azerbaijan–the exhibit traces the background of the sites–including their construction and function–cultural significance–and issues of preservation to ensure that the sites can be appreciated and investigated by future generations.
Co-sponsored by the UCLA College Library–and the UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Armenian Studies Program–the exhibit’s opening reception will take place on Monday–June 20–8:00 p.m. at UCLA Powell Library Building–2nd Floor Rotunda.
Featured speakers include S. Peter Cowe–Narekatsi Professor of Armenian Studies–Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures–and Jora Manoucherian–Vice President of Research on Armenian Architecture–USA–as well as ethnic music and light refreshmen’s. Admission is free.