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  In the lives of our renowned medieval authors, special emphasis is put on their book-learning and ceaseless efforts to collect old manuscripts, create new ones, summarize and reassess the spiritual heritage of the past. Their devoted activity set an example for the future generations. Thus, starting with Mesrop Mashtots, the founder of the first matenadaran (“manuscript repository”), our bibliophiles and bibliographers created numerous matenadarans from the early Middle Ages to modern times. During centuries, they ramified and then became intertwined; as eternal values, they overcame all calamities and, as intellectual light, guided our people towards the future.
  In this way the Mesrop Mashtots Matenadaran came into being; our torchbearers of culture, all generations, and the entire nation as a spiritual wholeness participated in its creation. It is the outcome of the powerful instinct of our great unity, unanimity, and survival. It is the warranty of our perpetuity.
  Matenadaran – which is our identity, our banner, and our coat of arms. It is, indeed, a hymn that resonates eternally.

Hrachya Tamrazyan


Gladys Berejiklian visited Matenadaran

19.7.2019 - Gladys Berejiklian visited Matenadaran

On July 18, the Premier of New South Wales of Australia Gladys Berejiklian visited Mesrop Mashtots Matenadaran.
The Director of Matenadaran Vahan Ter-Ghevondyan was in the Republic of Artsakh on a working visit on July 7-8

11.7.2019 - The Director of Matenadaran Vahan Ter-Ghevondyan was in the Republic of Artsakh on a working visit on July 7-8

The President of the Republic of Artsakh Bako Sahakyan received him. Narine Aghabalyan, the Minister of Education, Science and Sport and Lernik Hovhannisyan, the Minister of Culture, Youth Affairs and Tourism of the Republic of Artsakh participated in the meeting.
75th birthday of Gayane Eliazyan

4.7.2019 - 75th birthday of Gayane Eliazyan

Today is the 75th birthday of Gayane Eliazyan, the long-serving employee and the Head of the Department of Restoration of Mashtots Matenadaran.
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE DEDICATED TO THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF ARMENOLOGIST AND ORIENTALIST ARAM TER-GHEVONDYAN’S BIRTH  THE STUDY OF ORIENTAL SOURCES AND HISTORICAL RESEARCH IN ARMENIA IN THE EARLY 21ST CENTURY

21.6.2019 - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE DEDICATED TO THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF ARMENOLOGIST AND ORIENTALIST ARAM TER-GHEVONDYAN’S BIRTH THE STUDY OF ORIENTAL SOURCES AND HISTORICAL RESEARCH IN ARMENIA IN THE EARLY 21ST CENTURY

On June 20, the opening ceremony of the international conference entitled “The Study of Oriental Sources and Historical Research in Armenia in the Early 21st Century” took place in the Sessions Hall of Mashtots Matenadaran.
5th Youth Scientific Conference dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the foundation of Mashtots Matenadaran.

7.6.2019 - 5th Youth Scientific Conference dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the foundation of Mashtots Matenadaran.

On November 28–30, 2019, “The Union of Young Researchers of Matenadaran” NGO is organizing its 5th Conference, which is dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the foundation of Mashtots Matenadaran.
An exhibition entitled 'Three Armenian Manuscripts from Tuscany (13–14th Centuries)' will open in Matenadaran from June 9, 2019

6.6.2019 - An exhibition entitled 'Three Armenian Manuscripts from Tuscany (13–14th Centuries)' will open in Matenadaran from June 9, 2019

The Medici’s Laurentian Library of Italy’s City of Arts, Florence, houses 14 Armenian manuscripts.
WORK CONTINUES ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE RESTORATION DEPARTMENT OF THE ARCHIVE IN THE ARMENIAN PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM

31.5.2019 - WORK CONTINUES ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE RESTORATION DEPARTMENT OF THE ARCHIVE IN THE ARMENIAN PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM

In the Archive (Mayr Divan) of Decrees and Documents of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem, work on the establishment and furnishing of the Restoration Department has started.
NEW PUBLICATION

25.5.2019 - NEW PUBLICATION

With the diligence of Gohar Muradyan, the Head of the Matenadaran's Translation Bibliography Department, Doctor of Philological Sciences has been published the volume “Hovhannes Damaskatsi”.
Head of the State Security Service of Georgia has visited Mashtots Matenadaran

24.5.2019 - Head of the State Security Service of Georgia has visited Mashtots Matenadaran

Vakhtang Gomelauri, Head of the State Security Service of Georgia has visited Mashtots Matenadaran.
BOOK PRESENTATION

22.5.2019 - BOOK PRESENTATION

You are warmly invited to the launch of the recently published and lavishly illustrated book entitled Armenian Miniature Paintings, Its Origins, and Development by Hravard Hakobyan and Vigen Ghazaryan.
The Opening Ceremony of The International Conference Dedicated to The 90th Anniversary of Sen Arevshatyan’s Birth

22.5.2019 - The Opening Ceremony of The International Conference Dedicated to The 90th Anniversary of Sen Arevshatyan’s Birth

Today, the opening ceremony of the international conference dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the birth of Academician Sen Arevshatyan, the long-serving director of Mesrop Mashtots Matenadaran (1982–2007), took place in the conference hall of the research institute.
Exchange programs

15.5.2019 - Exchange programs

Within the framework of the EU ''Erasmus +'' program for young researchers and PhD students of Matenadaran, exchange programs at the universities are available.
Matenadaran will support the formation of a manuscript restoration department at the Manuscript Library of the Armenian Patriarchate in Jerusalem

3.5.2019 - Matenadaran will support the formation of a manuscript restoration department at the Manuscript Library of the Armenian Patriarchate in Jerusalem

Mesrop Mashtots Matenadaran will support the formation of a manuscript restoration department at the Manuscript Library of the Armenian Patriarchate in Jerusalem.
RA PRESIDENT ARMEN SARGSYAN VISITED MATENADARAN AFTER MESROP MASHTOTS

25.4.2019 - RA PRESIDENT ARMEN SARGSYAN VISITED MATENADARAN AFTER MESROP MASHTOTS

Today RA president Armen Sargsyan and his wife Nune Sargsyan visited Mashtots Matenadaran.
Matenadaran's Director Participates in The Second Academic Forum of Ancient Civilizations

22.3.2019 - Matenadaran's Director Participates in The Second Academic Forum of Ancient Civilizations

On March 20-22, 2019, the Director of Matenadaran Vahan Ter-Ghevondyan and the researcher of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography NAS Arsen Bobokhyan will represent Armenia in the Second Academic Forum of Ancient Civilizations held in La Paz, Bolivia.
Armenological International Conference

18.1.2019 - Armenological International Conference

The “Matenadaran” Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts in collaboration with the Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law of NAS RA organizes an international Armenological conference.
The presentation of the 38th volume of Haigazian Armenological Review took place at the Matenadaran

17.11.2018 - The presentation of the 38th volume of Haigazian Armenological Review took place at the Matenadaran

The presentation took place on November 16 at the Mashtots Matenadaran. The review includes 40 authors’ articles. 
The 4th International Conference “Readings of Narekatsi” Took Place at The Matenadaran

7.11.2018 - The 4th International Conference “Readings of Narekatsi” Took Place at The Matenadaran

On November 7, the 4th International Conference “Readings of Narekatsi” took place at the Matenadaran’s Scientific Building Hall.
Press Release

6.11.2018 - Press Release

Ethnographer, Professor, Corresponding Member of NAS RA, Honored Worker of Culture of RA Levon Abrahamyan was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees of “Matenadaran” Foundation.
Matenadaran's Director Participated in The Events Dedicated to The 20th Anniversary of

23.10.2018 - Matenadaran's Director Participated in The Events Dedicated to The 20th Anniversary of "Mesrop" Center For Armenian Studies

On October 18, at the hall of the University of Halle-Wittenberg after Martin Luther, took place an event dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the “Mesrop” Center for Armenian Studies.
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