The villager of Shirak region’s Horom village has an interesting ethnographic collection. As a result of around 8 years of everyday work he managed to collect more than 1000 items: trays, teakettles, scales, silver belts, crocks, daggers and so on.
Narek receives “museum” visitors under his own roof but he has an intention of opening an ethnographic museum in accordance with criteria.
Discussions between the directorate of “Protection service” NCSO and Narek Davtyan started from November 2018.
NCSO’s directorate had expressed willingness to support in the creation of the museum, bringing the collection of the museum to good order and in some other questions.
Reconfirming the agreement made formerly, Ara Tarverdyan, the head of Shirak regional service Valerik Nazaretyan and Narek Davtyan discussed questions concerning the current works.
Particularly talked about presenting a comprehensive project to NCSO’s directorate, and discussed questions concerning the organization of a demonstration, reservation of funds and popularization of the museum.
In the nearest future the employees of Shirak regional service will hold open classes in the museum for the schoolchildren. They will get familiar with the exhibits, will visit the community’s monument territories.
St. Hripsime dating back to the 18th century is situated in Horom. The church will be restored by a benefactor soon. The latter also promised to support in obtaining a territory for the museum which will contribute to the preservation of cultural values and presenting Horom to tourists with its historical-cultural values.
In the nearest future tourists visiting the monument territories of Harichavank, Lmbatavank,Pemzashen, as well as “Horom” monastic complexes will also be attracted by reconstructed St. Hripsime and ethnographic museum to be founded.