The Second International Conference The Collection of Mirman Family Was Bestowed to Matenadaran Avet Avetisyan’s "The Holy Flower Gospel of Mesrop Khizantc’i "Album – Study is Published Conference Dedicated to The 350th Anniversary of The First Printed Bible in Armenian The Program Days of Grabar at Matenadaran Conference Dedicated to Sirarpie Der-Nersessyan’s 120th Birthday Was Held at Matenadaran Legacy of Aristotle in The Context of The Armenian Culture (Aristotle Readings) The Book The Theme оf The Armenian Genocide in The Theatre (1895-2015) is Published The book two scribes of XVII century, named Michael is published The Special Regiment of The Ministry of Defense of The Republic of Armenia at The Matenadaran Arsen Harutyunyan’s Khor Virap. The History, Manuscripts And Lithographic Heritage is Published “Catalogue of Hebrew Manuscripts in The Matenadaran” Armenian-English Bilingual Catalogue of Manuscripts is Published The Book Grigor Narekatsi in Armenian Miniature Art is Published Millennial Gospelof Tsughrut Has Been Repaired Aurora's Second Grant to Matenadaran Hrachya Tamrazyan, Director of Matenadaran Passed Away The Second Volume of The Research Grigor Narekatsi And The Narek School by Hrachya Tamrazyan Has Been Published International Conference on Historical Tayk New Publication New Publication John Malkovich Visited Matenadaran The Opening Ceremony of The International Conference Dedicated to The 90th Anniversary of Sen Arevshatyan’s Birth Levon Khachikian's works, volume II is published “The Faces of Memory” Third International Seminar “The Images Of Memory” The Seventh International Seminar Launched Book Presentation “Pearl Of Printing” International Conference In Matenadaran Book Presentation New Exhibition In Matenadaran “The Lazarians: Glorious Dynasty” The Original of Stepanos Yerets (Vicar) Hazarjribetsi’s Book BANBER MATENADARANI No 24 Karen Matevosyan’s Book is Published “The Festal Works of St. Gregory of Narek” is Published Anahit Astoyan’s Study is Published Night of Museums The 15th Century “Miraculous” Gospel Was Donated to Matenadaran Vahan Ter-Ghevondyan was elected a member of the Supreme Spiritual Council Conference օn Different Versions օf The Physiologus The Images in The Voskanian Bible by Arpine Simonyan is Published New Publication Polish Armenians: Manuscript Writing Traditions: Exhibition In Matenadaran “Aristotle in Armenia”։ Conference in Geneva Kristine Kostikyan’s “Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in The Matenadaran” is Published The Eminent Armenologist John Greppin Has Died. THE “COLLECTION TŌNAPATČAṙ: PART 1” BY ANNA OHANJANYAN IS PUBLISHED New Publication New Publication: “The Pillage of the Century Expropriation of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in 1914-1923” book is translated into English New Exhibition New Exhibition New Publication New Publication Conference at the Matenadaran New Publication Donation to the Matenadaran Conference Dedicated to The 120th Birthday of Sirarpie Der Nersessian Director of the Matenadaran, Hrachya Tamrazyan, was elected as a correspondent member of the National Academy of Sciences New Publication New Publication “The Faces of Memory” Fourth International Seminar A Valuable Donation To The Matenadaran New Publication: “The Art of Artsakh Miniatures” The President of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh Accepted the Participants of the Conference of International Association for Armenian Studies New Publication New Publication New Publication New Publication New Publication The launch of “Readings of Narekatsi” has started Matenadaran Takes Part In The Event “Night Of Museums” The Exhibits of Matenadaran at The Moscow’s Exhibition “Armenia. 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HRACHYA TAMRAZYAN, DIRECTOR OF MATENADARAN PASSED AWAY

 
Hrachya Tamrazyan, the director of Matenadaran has passed away at the age of 63.
He was born in Yerevan, on December 5, 1953. A graduateof the Yerevan State University’s Armenian Philology Department, Tamrazyan started working at Matenadaran in 1977, rising from the rank of junior laboratory assistant to junior and senior researcher. From 1988 until 1991, he was the editor-in-chief of the publishing house SovetakanGrogh (Soviet Writer). Later, until 1993, he was the director of the publishing house Nayiri. Tamrazyan has been a member of the Writers Union of Armenia since 1986.
Tamrazyan received a doctoral degree in Philology in 1999. He was the director of Matenadaran since 2007. In 2014, he became also a correspondent member of the National Academy of Sciencesof Armenia.
HrachyaTamrazyan has huge input in spheres of literary criticism, research of Armenian medieval manuscripts and especially Narekology. He was the author of ten monographs and over fifty articles. He has also put into scholarly circulation new texts that shed light on the formation and development of the Narek School, reveal its origins and profound and multifaceted influences on medieval literature and culture in general. Tamrazyan was also an acclaimed poet and translator. His published collections have received a warm welcome among both readers and literary critics.
During H. Tamrazyan’s tenure, new scholarly and technical departments have been established in Matenadaran, Matenadaran received the status of basic organization in the sphere of preservation of the written heritage in the CIS, close contacts have been established with several intergovernmental funds and European international centers.
H. Tamrazyan’s years as director of Matenadaran were marked with fundamental changes in research, archival and museum activities that made the world value of the Armenian medieval culture much more manifested. Unprecedented results were registered particularly in funds enrichment of Matenadaran; the manuscripts collection increased with over 2000 items and archival documents -- by more than 3000 pieces.
For his scholarly and literary activities, Hrachya Tamrazyan was granted numerous awards and state decorations:
1984    TheAvangard newspaper prize for translation activities;
1985     TheGarunmagazine’sprize for translation activities;
1991    Av. Isahakyan Prize of theWriters Union of Armeniafor the collection of poems “Nor Tomar” (“New Calendar”);
2003    Prize for the best poetry collection of the year, for the book "Merry Science";
2003-2005    “LevonMkrtchyan” awards established by the Armenian-Russian (Slavic) University and the Writers Union of Armenia, for translation activities;
2007    “For Literary Merit” medal of the Writers Union of Armenia;
2010    Tekeyan Cultural Association’s prize “VahanTekeyan” for the collection of poems “Mother Idea”;
2011    Second degree medal “For Services to Motherland”;
2012    Prize of the President of Armenia in the sphere of literature;
2013     Medal of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia “For Great Services Rendered to the Science”;
2015     ChingizAytmatov literary prize of the InterparliamentaryAssembly of the NIS countries;
2015     VachaganBarepasht prize of the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh.

The wake and funeral services of Dr. Hrachya Tamrazyan were attended by the President of the Republic of Armenia Serj Sargsyan, the first President of the Republic Levon Ter-Petrosyan, The Chairman of the National Assembly Galust Sahakyan, several cabinet ministers and other high ranking officials, scholars, heads and representatives of research, religious and international institutions, and private citizens.  Letters of condolences have arrived from all over the world, from various universities and centers for Armenian studies, from colleagues, friends and sympathizers.