In collaboration with the Armenian communities of Canada and the United States of America, a campaign of gathering will be launched to have photographs of pre-1915 Armenian objects taken along with the histories connected with each and every item. Our new virtual museum will then make those objects accessible to all in the form of an interactive exhibit.

Used as decoration or carefully arranged inside a cupboard, objects, photographs and souvenirs are part of each household. They tell of moments in family history. Inherited from ancestors, saved from early displacements or carried in luggage in order to build a new life, these objects speak also of a communal life, the one spawned in the Diaspora. Faced with the danger of oblivion, the will to restore the value of this particular culture is revived and strengthened in the crucible of exile. Thus, the project of the virtual museum intends to take inventory of this precious patrimony without removing it from its actual premises.

This museum will become a tremendous tool of knowledge and transmission not only for the communities themselves, but to all those interested in Diasporan culture, as well.

MONTREAL - TORONTO - BOSTON - PROVIDENCE - NEW YORK - NEW JERSEY - DETROIT - LOS ANGELES - SAN FRANCISCO - FRESNO

Dates and locations will be determined in September of 2005
If you live in one of the cities mentioned above and have an Armenian object that was manufactured or used in Ottoman Turkey and that you would like to show us, please contact us at museum@twentyvoices.com

The Museum’s Collection Committee makes final decisions about what items to accept for the collection. When considering potential donations, the Committee considers the item's connection to the Armenian Genocide history, the physical condition of the item, and whether the Museum’s collection already includes similar things.

Marie-Blanche Fourcade
Project coordinator of the 20 Voices Virtual Museum

THE MUSEUM PROJECT IS IN DEVELOPMENT.
Thank you to our donors:
Antoine Terjanian
Marguerite L. Blanck
Wallace Miller and Mona Miller
Ani Armenian & Aram Elagoz
Nadya and Arto Yagjian
Rita Simonian
Toros Ziflian
Agop Boyadjian
Jaco H. Festekjian
Serop Saghdejian
Paul H. Kayahian & Karen Carpenter
Noune Sarvazyan


1896 Copper Jug