A plaque to academician, long-time Director of the Hermitage Museum Boris Piotrovski was unveiled today at Zakyan, 2, Yerevan – the place, where the renowned scholar lived. The plaque was opened by Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan and Boris Piotrovski’s son – famous orientalist and current Director of the Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovski.
The plaque is not only a tribute to the memory of the scholar, but also a symbol of strong Armenian-Russian ties, Mikhail Piotrovski said at a solemn opening ceremony.
“We have ancient and strong ties, but there are also a lot of programs we are discussing now. One of them is the program of research on archeological materials of Karmir Blur to be signed between the Hermitage and the Armenian Ministry of Culture,” he added.
The bronze plaque has been authored by Tigran Muradyan, Tigran Barseghyan is the architect.