In the past year a number of interesting discoveries and archaeological excavations were implemented in a number of monument territories in the Republic of Artsakh. Our colleagues of Artsakh promise to strengthen the cooperation in the sphere of archaeology and monuments protection. The protection of Armenian historical-cultural heritage will be implemented more effectively with joint efforts. Exchange of experience, implementation of exhibitions, conferences, training of staff is planned. During the meeting of RA “Protection service” NCSO’s director Ara Tarverdyan with Artsakh Republic’s “Protection service” NCSO’s director Armine Hayrapetyan the structure, functions and authorities of the organization were presented, projects implemented last year were mentioned.
The director of Artsakh Republic Ministry of culture, youth affairs and tourism’s “Protection service” NCSO informed that the functions are much the same. There are 5 reserves and 6 regional services under the subordination of NCSO. About 7000 items are preserved in the funds of the organization. Talking about the visits to monument territories, Mr. Hayrapetyan mentioned that tourists are interested in Tigranakert museum.
Ara Tarverdyan highlighted the importance of joint efforts, and necessity of cognitive visits in monuments protection sphere.
What concerns the contribution of tourism development and activation of interest towards tourism agencies, “Protection service” NCSO is ready to share its experience and work jointly.
“It’s of great significance to transfer interesting and substantial information to tourists, also the publication of fliers”, said A. Tarverdyan. In the words of NCSO’s director the monument especially museum-reserves should become as available to public as possible not being limited only by visits, but also giving the citizens and organizations the opportunity to use the monument territory keeping it undamaged.
During the meeting a joint arrangement was made for holding a conference in spring, 2019 in Artsakh Republic, there will also be meetings organized for experience exchange.
NCSO’s directorate plans to visit monument territories of Artsakh, museum-reserves and discuss the problems caused during the work time.
By the end of the meeting Ara Tarverdyan gifted a number of NCSO’s publications to his colleague from Artsakh: “Jugha” album in 4 languages about the centennial genocide, “Rugs and carpets” collection, catalogues of Armenian monuments included in the world cultural list of UNESCO, as well as the historical-cultural monuments situated in the adjacent territory of North-South freeway.
There aren’t any of the publications in bookstores yet but next year NCSO’s directorate plans to present them to the readers of Armenia and Artsakh.