|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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Project coordinator of the 20
Voices Virtual Museum
THE MUSEUM PROJECT IS IN DEVELOPMENT.
Thank you to our donors:
Marguerite L. Blanck
Wallace Miller and Mona Miller
Ani Armenian & Aram Elagoz
Nadya and Arto Yagjian
Jaco H. Festekjian
Paul H. Kayahian & Karen Carpenter