The works of Armenian medieval mural paintings stand out for their artistic merits, with often original iconography and are of great importance not only for Armenian, but also for world art. Mural painting (fresco) is one of the oldest branches of Armenian art, one which is inextricably linked with architecture. Ancient samples of mural painting in Armenia have been preserved from the times of the Kingdom of Urartu (Ararat), 8-7th centuries BC.
In this webinar, Dr. Vahan Ter-Ghevondian, the Director of the Matenadaran/Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, presents the recent Matenadaran publication Manuscript Heritage of Artsakh and Utik, co-authored by Dr. Hravard Hakobyan, Dr. Tamara Minasyan, and Dr. Vahe Torosyan. The publication was made possible by a grant from the Lawrence Terzian Fund of the AGBU within the framework of the AGBU Artsakh Research Grants.
In this webinar, the Matenadaran’s Sona Baloyan provides an illustrated introduction to the institution, showcasing not only what may be seen by visitors but also providing a look behind the scenes at this remarkable center of scholarship and preservation.