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National Gallery of Armenia

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National Gallery of Armenia - Profile

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The Art Gallery of Armenia, opened in 1921, is one of the richest museums of the world. Its extensive collection of Armenian, Western European, Russian Art numbers over 19000 items. Hermitage (Saint Petersburg) and the Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow) transferred valuable pictures to the newly founded museum in 1922.The Echmiadzin Monastery presented the Museum with a collection of Armenian art of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The collection of Lazarev family, who founded the Lazarev Institute of Oriental Languages in Moscow, enriched the Museum with Armenian and Russian paintings. A special section of the museum is devoted to the art of Armenian artists living abroad. Their works, bearing the imprint of cultural traditions of the countries where they happen to live, are imbued with a nostalgic longing of the artists for their motherland.

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The Art Gallery of Armenia, opened in 1921, is one of the richest museums of the world. Its extensive collection of Armenian, Western European, Russian Art numbers over 19000 items. Hermitage (Saint Petersburg) and the Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow) transferred valuable pictures to the newly founded museum in 1922.The Echmiadzin Monastery presented the Museum with a collection of Armenian art of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The collection of Lazarev family, who founded the Lazarev Institute of Oriental Languages in Moscow, enriched the Museum with Armenian and Russian paintings. A special section of the museum is devoted to the art of Armenian artists living abroad. Their works, bearing the imprint of cultural traditions of the countries where they happen to live, are imbued with a nostalgic longing of the artists for their motherland.

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