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New perspectives for the MikoyanBrothers’ Museum

10 December 2013

On 23November, the results of a ten-day creative workshop were presented in Sanahin, Lori marz.
The workshop was organised within the framework of the EU-funded “New Breath of Culture” project in cooperation with the Armenian Young Women’s Association and the Ukrainian organisation “Totem”.
The workshop was attended by twenty 18-30-year-old designers, photographers, architects and painters from Armenia, Ukraine and Georgia. Over ten days in Sanahin they studied the history of the Migoyan brothers, learned about the problems facing the museum, and presented innovative suggestions for improvements.
Participants’ discussions put forwardvariedand remarkable suggestions, for example: establish an educational centre and turn it into a museum-themed restaurant, where the menu would relate to Artem Mikoyan; turn part of the museum turn into an aviation construction centre, where kite festivals could then be held.
‘The Mikoyan Brothers’ Museum is one of the most “static” museums in Armenia, whenmuseums throughout the world are becoming more interactive, educational and attractive for visitors of different ages,’ said the the Head of the Armenian Young Women’s Association,LilitAsatryan, who expressed hope that the ideas suggested by the young participantswould interest investors. Investment wouldalsocontributeto community development.
The Vice Governor of Lori marz, Arsen Darbinyan, also expected a positive impact for both the museum and Sanahin following the workshop: ‘I am sure that,asa result of this event, the museum will get a new breath of life and quality, hopefully providing opportunitiesfor self-finance.
‘For a museum with a 31-year-oldhistory,such an event is a great occasion. Innovation is extremely important, thesooner the better!,’ said the Director of the Mikoyan Brothers’ Museum, Haykanush Aghbalyan.
The Chief Specialist of Alaverdi Municipality, Silva Davtyan, promised on behalf of the Mayorthat some of theideas proposed would be discussed and the possibility of their implementation.
The EU-funded “New Breath of Culture” programme was launched in the beginning of 2012. The programme is aimed at sharing good practices of using art to promoteculture and historical heritage in Armenia, Georgia and southern Ukraine. The project has already encouraged partnerships between museums and initiated several youth art projects.

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New perspectives for the MikoyanBrothers’ Museum

On 23November, the results of a ten-day creative workshop were presented in Sanahin, Lori marz. The workshop was organised within the framework of the EU-funded “New Breath of Culture” project in cooperation with the Armenian Young Women’s Association and the Ukrainian organisation “Totem”. The workshop was attended by twenty 18-30-year-old designers, photographers, architects and painters from Armenia, Ukraine and Georgia. Over ten days in Sanahin they studied the history of the Migoyan brothers, learned about the problems facing the museum, and presented innovative suggestions for improvements. Participants’ discussions put forwardvariedand remarkable suggestions, for example: establish an educational centre and turn it into a museum-themed restaurant, where the menu would relate to Artem Mikoyan; turn part of the museum turn into an aviation construction centre, where kite festivals could then be held. ‘The Mikoyan Brothers’ Museum is one of the most “static” museums in Armenia, whenmuseums throughout the world are becoming more interactive, educational and attractive for visitors of different ages,’ said the the Head of the Armenian Young Women’s Association,LilitAsatryan, who expressed hope that the ideas suggested by the young participantswould interest investors. Investment wouldalsocontributeto community development. The Vice Governor of Lori marz, Arsen Darbinyan, also expected a positive impact for both the museum and Sanahin following the workshop: ‘I am sure that,asa result of this event, the museum will get a new breath of life and quality, hopefully providing opportunitiesfor self-finance. ‘For a museum with a 31-year-oldhistory,such an event is a great occasion. Innovation is extremely important, thesooner the better!,’ said the Director of the Mikoyan Brothers’ Museum, Haykanush Aghbalyan. The Chief Specialist of Alaverdi Municipality, Silva Davtyan, promised on behalf of the Mayorthat some of theideas proposed would be discussed and the possibility of their implementation. The EU-funded “New Breath of Culture” programme was launched in the beginning of 2012. The programme is aimed at sharing good practices of using art to promoteculture and historical heritage in Armenia, Georgia and southern Ukraine. The project has already encouraged partnerships between museums and initiated several youth art projects. http://www.euroeastculture.eu/en/granted-projects/view-18.html