The official opening ceremony of the educational and cultural program “Armenian carpet weaving master classes in Poland” took place in the carpet hall of the Royal Castle in Warsaw.
The project is implemented with the financial support of the Armenian Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports and at the initiative of the Hovhannes Sharambeyan Museum of Folk Arts, in cooperation with the Polish-Armenian Fund, the Royal Castle-Museum in Warsaw, the Commissioner of Diaspora Affairs in Poland, under the auspices of the Armenian Embassy in the Republic of Poland.
Within the framework of the project, the masters of Yerevan’s Hovhannes Sharambeyan Museum of Folk Arts will offer carpet weaving courses for participants of different ages.
The event was attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to Poland Alexander Arzumanyan, spiritual leader of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Poland Fr. Minas Hakhverdyan, Honorary Consul of Armenia in Lodz Rafal Khoma, Commissioner of Diaspora Affairs in Poland Diana Hovakimyan, as well as representatives of the Armenian community.
Agnieszka Jedrzejewska-Kurek, the coordinator of the Royal Castle-Museum in Warsaw, presented the collection of exclusive carpets of the “Teresa Sahakyan” Foundation, its history, as well as emphasized the importance of implementing the educational program in Poland.
Welcoming the attendees, Gayane Aslanyan, Deputy Director of the Hovhannes Sharambeyan Museum of Folk Arts, noted that the main goal of the program is to popularize Armenia’s intangible cultural heritage, particularly carpet weaving, and raise awareness about cultural heritage in the Armenian community of Warsaw.