National Library: from Book Archive to a Preferred Reading Spot

Libraries have long stopped being mere book archives, but rather active communication, literary-cultural interaction platforms. What measures are taken by the National Library of Armenia to address this issue? Hayk Hambardzumyan talked about this topic with Hrach Saribekyan, writer and Director a.i. of the National Library of Armenia.

Tracing Armenian-Azerbaijani Coexistence

What was the Armenian-Azerbaijani coexistence like in the midst of the conflicts of end- and start of the 20th century? What ideological, routine, cultural expressions did the intra-national relations acquire? What was the history and characteristics of Azerbaijani theatre in Armenia? Hayk Hambardzumyan discussed these issues with ethnographer Arsen Hakobyan.

The History of Cilicia’s Mundanity

What do we know about the history of Cilicia: colossal figures, devastating wars, international relations and trade. Sided by the crucial historical events, we know practically nothing about the history of Cilicia’s mundanity. Who lived in Cilicia, and how did they live, what was the relations between the locals and foreigners, what norms would apply to settle family relations? Hayk Hambardzumyan discussed these issues with historian Zohrab Gevorgyan.

Dali-Picasso: New Plans and Old Problems of the National Gallery

Armenia’s National Gallery will host the exhibition of the works by the two most famous Spaniards of the world – Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso. How did the exhibition come to be real, are the exhibits the originals, how can such exhibitions contribute to the development of museums, and how is it ever possible to showcase the old and new treasures in a brand new packaging? Within the scope of the program “Topic”, Hayk Hambardzumyan discussed these issues with Naira Yeghiazaryan, Deputy Director of the National Gallery of Armenia.

Cultural Heritage Management and Upkeep

Preservation of cultural heritage deals with a number of issues: relevant legal background, public attitude, cooperation between professionals, inter-state program, financial resources etc. To coordinate these aspects, an Armenian-Italian Cultural Heritage Management Center “Rochemp” has been established. Hayk Hambardzumyan talked about the Center, the issues related to the preservation of cultural heritage, in general, with the Director of the Center Ani Avagyan.

Sacraments and Secrets of Armenian Lullabies

What sacrament and features does the Armenian lullabies carry? How should these be performed; what changes as these are recorded or performed onstage?

Hayk Hambardzumyan discussed these issues with soloist of Shoghakn Ensemble Hasmik Harutyunyan.


Hrant Matevosyan-85: the Language to Read Time

Hrant Matevosyan turned 85. What did Matevosyan’s work produce for his time then, and what does it produce today? Why does our society read Matevosyan so very little? What new layers of the writer's compositions are unveiled through his recently published new works?

Hayk Hambardzumyan talked about these issues with writer, publicist Gevorg Ter-Gabrielyan.

Photography – between the History, Silence and Din

What does the photography have to contrast the modern reality uproar, what does the silence of a photo tell, how dies art overcome indifference and tackles its tasks? Hayk Hambardzumyan discussed these issues with photographer Zaven Khachikyan.

Space Museum

The Space Museum of Yerevan was reopened on November 28, 2015, and has been operating at the Garni Space Astronomy Institute since 2001. Who founded this unique museum, what exhibits are there, how do they inspire and amaze today's visitors of the museum?

House-Museum of Lusine Zakaryan

Lusine Zakaryan's house-museum has been operating at 42/3 Yeznik Koghbatsi Street in Yerevan since June 2019. Lusine lived in this very house with her husband Khoren Palyan, for 25 years.

Healing of Simon Peter’s Mother-in-Law (Matth. 8:14-15, Mark 1:29-31, Luke 4:38-39)

What is the distinguishing mark of the healing of Simon Peter’s mother-in-law among all other healings of Jesus addressed by three evangelists? Rev. Father Ruben Zargarian provides explanations. 

Messangers of John the Baptist (Matth 11:2-6, Luke 7:18-23): part 2

Why did John the Baptist sent his disciples to Christ while he was in prison?
Rev. Father Ruben Zargarian continues providing explanations.