Matenadaran may be founded in Stepanakert

On 17 March President Bako Sahakyan received director of the “Matenadaran” Scientific Research Museum-Institute of Ancient Manuscripts after Mesrop Mashtots Hrachya Tamrazyan and architect Arthur Meschyan, Central Information Department of the Office of the NKR President reported.

Issues related to founding Matenadaran in Artsakh and reconstructing the Stepanakert Drama Theater after Vahram Papazyan were discussed during the meeting.

President Sahakyan considered important the assistance of the “Matenadaran” Museum-Institute in founding a similar institution in Artsakh noting that it would substantially contribute to the maintenance of historical values and studying national history on a professional level.

Architect Arthur Meschyan introduced to the President the project of capital reconstruction of the Stepanakert Dramatic Theater building.

According to the President, the main theater of Artsakh, being one of the most significant cultural centers of our republic, must have building conditions corresponding to the contemporary standards, and in this context highlighted the cooperation with the leading architects of Armenia, considering it among the preconditions successful realization the planned  activities.

NKR minister of culture and youth affairs Narine Aghabalyan, other officials were present at the meeting.

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