LILIT MAKUNTS. “METSAMOR” IS A WONDERFUL MUSEUM, INNER AND OUTER TOURISM SHOULD BE DEVELOPED

LILIT MAKUNTS. “METSAMOR” IS A WONDERFUL MUSEUM, INNER AND OUTER TOURISM SHOULD BE DEVELOPED

RA’s minister of culture Lilit Makunts, accompanied by deputy ministers Vahe Budumyan, Tigran Galstyan and Nazeni Gharibyan was in “Metsamor” historical-cultural museum-reserve.

The activity, and planned programs were introduced to the minister of culture.

Armenian-Polish expedition group held excavations in the territory of Metsamor site for a long period of time. Soon the Polish will arrive to Armenia and the works of this year will restart. Foreign students also come to Armenia every year for gaining professional knowledge. This year their participation in archaeological works is also planned. The director of “Metsamor” historical-cultural museum-reserve presented the works of the expedition group, parallel with the screening of “Metsamor’s observatory” film told about the achievements of the last years.

The director of the museum-reserve also touched upon “Curious archaeology” scientific-educational program, mentioning that the aim of it is to raise interest towards archaeology among schoolchildren. In the temporary exhibitions hall Lilit Makunts was introduced about the details of this program.

A.Zakyan informed that for popularizing the scientific achievements in the sphere of archaeology, a seminar entitled “Metsamorian readings” was held in the museum-reserve. It is also planned to publish scientific volume and flyers concerning Metsamor’s site. English publication will be sold in Poland as well, the proceeds will be used for solving the problems of the museum-reserve.

In the nearest future the manual summarizing the results of Metsamor site’s excavations will be published. The popular scientific version of the publication will be directed to a wider market /in English and Russian languages/.

Lilit Makunts and the people accompanying her, among whom were also Armavir’s governor Gagik Mirijanyan, Taronik community’s Armen Khlghatyan made a tour in the territory of the museum-reserve, got acquainted with the exhibition.

“Protection service” NCSO’s director Ara Tarverdyan and museum-reserve’s director Artavazd Zakyan introduced the most important problem; that is the path’s improvement to the minister.

A.Tarverdyan mentioned that during the six months of this year only 700 visitors came to see the exclusive samples of the museum. NCSO’s director assured that in case of the path’s improvement and development of infrastructures the image will change essentially.

Summarizing the visit RA’s minister of culture Lilit Makunts mentioned that “Metsamor” is  a wonderful museum and ingoing and outgoing tourism must be developed. In her words the visitor should take any souvenir from the museum-reserve with him. Consequently that direction should also be developed.

The sketches of making souvenirs with the images of exhibits presented in the museum-reserve are processed in NCSO.

As soon as they are ready NCSO’s director Lilit Makunts will introduce them to the minister of culture.