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AT MATENADARAN OPENED “SURVIVED MANUSCRIPTS” EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

  On April 17 at the Matenadaran - Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts inaugurated “Survived Manuscripts” exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The opening ceremony was attended by the President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan and His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, other guests and officials, who were also attended the presentation of the movie “Kemalist Massacres”. At the opening of the exhibition “Survived Manuscripts,” in his remarks to the Director of the Matenadaran and the entire Matenadaran staff, the President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan firstly expressed his thanks for the extensive work carried out at this Armenological center, stressing that since its establishment, the institution has never, not even for a second, stopped its activities, operating even under the most difficult circumstances. “I am very glad and grateful, that you, having already been provided with the best conditions for the development of Matenadaran, have never rested content with what has been achieved, have never weakened, but rather have settled down to work with fresh energy and vigor. This place embraces a part of our people’s centuries-old treasures, and it is crucial to conduct a comprehensive study of those jewels and provide concise information about them,” said the President. Talking about the goal of the Armenian Genocide committed by the Ottoman Empire at the beginning of the 20th century, the Armenian President noted that it was very clear: to erase the name of Armenia from our historical motherland on account of political motives. “It was first of all people, but it was also the culture represented by those people.” According to the President, the people pursuing that goal were not able to realize their plan for a very simple reason; very many of our ancestors much preferred to rescue our cultural values, rather than their own property, necessaries of life and the wealth created by them and their forefathers across centuries. “In this regards, I would also like to express my gratitude and worship towards George V, Catholicos of All Armenians, and towards all the churchmen who made colossal efforts and great sacrifices to save at least a small part of those jewels. This is the formula of our eternity, and this is the reason that loosing and becoming exhausted many times, we, nevertheless, have managed to pass through the crossroads of history and reach the 21st century. The President did not come to this exhibition empty-handed, and he donated to the Matenadaran’s Center for Armenian Studies a 17th century manuscript called “The Red Gospel.” It took much effort to save and take it out from Ghars in 1918. That Gospel book was kept in Saint Hovhannes Church in Ghars for 170 years. From now handwriting descent took his safe place in the row of “Survived Manuscripts”.    During the opening speech the Matenadaran’s Director Hrachya Tamrazyan remarks that generally can be considered survived all manuscripts collection of the Matenadaran. “We’ll show survived manuscript treasures, each of which has its own amazing story of his biography, full of episodes of self-sacrifice and heroism, which says a lot about the collective character of our people.”
The exhibitions are held at 6 exhibition halls from 15 of the Matenadaran’s museum complex. The exhibition embraces collections of manuscripts from Vaspurakan, Mush, Karin and other Armenian settlements, rare archival documents, e.g. decrees to confiscate the properties abandoned by Armenians, photos displaying Etchmiadzin’s orphanage and Ho
vhannes Tumanyan’s activities, photos of the Battle of Aintab etc. The main exhibition has also been replenished with manuscripts saved from the Genocide, e.g. Msho Charentir (Homilies of Mush), Zeytun Gospel; another manuscript belonged to the school of Cilicia, 8 pages of the Gospel of 13th century, which was recently acquired by the Matenadaran and other manuscripts.
 At the exhibition special emphasis has been laid on the life and activities of All Armenian Catholicos George V and Hovhannes Hyusyan, an abbot at the Hermitage of Lim, whose efforts helped to save not only human lives but also many manuscripts.
 At the opening ceremony the documentary film “Kemalist Massacres” was presented by the Matenadaran and Shoghakat TV at the Matenadaran after Mesrop Mashtots. The director of the TV station Manya Ghazarian in her speech expressed the hope that by presenting the historical realities of the Armenian Genocide the film “Kemalist Massacres” will have investment. The screenplay is written by Anahit Astoyan, a senior research fellow at the Matenadaran and the director is Ara Shirinyan. The film was produced at Shoghakat TV.


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