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The center of Bardzer Hayk, Karin, has been a preserving force for the age-old traditions of Armenian material culture and daily life, particularly in the areas of jewelry, tailoring, lace-making, and national costumes. The Treaty of Adrianapolis, signed in 1829, granted Armenians the right to reside in territories under the rule of the Russian Empire. This led to the migration of 90,000 Armenians from Bardzer Hayk, who brought with them the stylistic traditions of their costumes, which they preserved in Shirak, Javakhk, Akhaltsikha, and other regions. In Akhaltsikha alone, 6,000 Armenian families settled, keeping and preserving the traditions of Upper

The two-day international conference, "William Saroyan and Art," commenced today at the National Academy of Sciences in Armenia. The event is jointly organized by the Art Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia and the "William Saroyan" Foundation based in San Francisco.The opening session of this unprecedented conference in Saroyan studies was attended by Deputy Minister of Education, Science, Culture, and Sports Daniel Danielyan. Distinguished scholars and emerging researchers from Armenia, Russia, the USA, Great Britain, Iceland, and Serbia actively participated in the conference.According to Anna Asatryan, the Director of the Art Institute of the NAS RA, the

Armenian director Shoghakat Vardanyan achieved a remarkable feat as her war documentary, titled "1489," clinched the prestigious top prize for Best Film at the renowned International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). The distinguished accolade brings acclaim and includes a substantial 15,000 euro ($16,000) cash bursary, underscoring the film's exceptional merit."1489" delves into the deeply personal narrative of Shoghakat Vardanyan and her family as they navigate the arduous journey to uncover the fate of her brother, Soghomon. A 21-year-old student and musician on the cusp of completing his mandatory military service, Soghomon disappeared during Azerbaijan's military attacks against Armenia in September 2020

The founder of the trilingual ChinArmArt informational and analytical website was recently interviewed by the Armenian service of China Global Television Network (CGTN).Ani Margaryan, an art historian with a Ph.D. in arts and humanities, emphasized in her brief interview that Armenian students, as the driving force of the Armenian community in China, can play a significant role in fostering stronger ties between China and Armenia. She also described China as a country with a plethora of opportunities and platforms for development and growth in various fields. The interview can be viewed by clicking on the link provided. https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?height=476&href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2F100087103937067%2Fvideos%2F1682698265555282%2F&show_text=false&width=267&t=0

Between October and November 2023, an increasing number of Armenian teachers and students in China embraced the use of Armenian folk costumes to exhibit the rich cultural heritage and national identity of their country.  Among them, Karine Avdalyan, a teacher of Armenian origin at the Changzhou Changwai bilingual school, organized a class that focused on Armenian history and culture while donning Armenian garments from the Karin region. Her attire was accentuated with elegant headgear featuring intricate hand embroidery and beadwork.  During the opening ceremony of the sports games at Nanjing University, an international cultural festival was conducted to showcase the ancestral heritage

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