Charents Museum of Literature and Arts, Yerevan

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The Charents Museum of Literature and Arts (Armenian: Չարենցի անվան գրականության և արվեստի թանգարան (Charents'i anvan grakanut'yan yev arvesti t'angaran)) of Armenia is the largest repository of Armenian manuscripts and books encompassing the last three hundred years.

Originally conceived in 1954 as the Museum of Literature and Arts of Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic, the institution has evolved into a notable research center, where the archives of some six hundred Armenian authors, playwrights and musicians are presently housed. Beginning with 1967, the Museum has been named after the Armenian poet Yeghishe Charents.
In addition to the manuscripts and its extensive library, the Museum owns numerous photographs, posters, drafts, outfits, theatrical items, personal artifacts and musical instruments, that lend a comprehensive view of the life of the artists. Some this material is on display at the large exhibition hall of the institute.

The Museum publishes academic books and devotes special presentations to Armenian literary figures. Its present director is Dr Henrik Bakchinyan.
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  • Yegishe Charents’ poems are familiar to us and some of them are quite haunting as they are about the destruction of the Armenian people throughout the early part of the 20th century. The museum which....  more »
  • I loved this museum and cannot wait to return with family when they visit me! Admission is affordable (500 AMD per person; at the time of this review ~$1.25). Our guided tour in English was 2500 AMD.....  more »
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  • Very interesting and unique place. Just go for yourself.
  • I had a good time there and that’s mostly because I saw many old and extremely beautiful works of art from my country, Iran. Which was a surprise because I was there to see Armenian art!

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