Armenian Art Treasures Saved From Genocide
A Lecture by
Dr. Levon Chookaszian
UNESCO Professor of Armenian Art History,
Yerevan State University
The Ararat-Eskijian Museum
and The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)
Sunday, January 27, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Ararat-Eskijian Museum, Hasmik Mgrdichian Gallery, 15105 Mission Hills Road, Mission Hills, CA, USA
During the years of the Armenian Genocide in 1915-1922 not only 1.5 million Armenians were killed but also thousands of Armenian art treasures were destroyed and looted by the Turks and Kurds. The gold and silver objects, illustrated manuscripts, carpets, liturgical textiles, and carved woodworks were stolen from Armenian churches and the deported Armenian refugees and sold in world markets, especially in Near Eastern countries and in European auctions.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Ararat-Eskijian Museum at 818-838-4862 or Araratemail@example.com or NAASR at 617-489-1610 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be a book signing and reception after the event.