Tag Archives: Aram Khachaturian House Museum

Museum City Guide: My Top 5 in Yerevan

August 19, 2013

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We’ve almost come to the end of my summer ‘Museum City Guide’ series. Only two more cities to go. This week’s penultimate guide is devoted to fascinating Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia which I had the privilege of visiting last year.   1. The Yerevan “Cascade” The most impressive sculpture park I’ve ever come across has to be the ‘Cascade’ in Yerevan. It’s easy to see where it gets its nickname – at a 15 degree incline and over 570 steps, a series of […]

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Happy New Year!

January 7, 2013

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Hello everyone, Museum Diary is back again after the winter holiday break, and although we’re already in to the second week of January it’s never too late to wish you all a Happy New Year! I hope you all have a great 2013 full of health, happiness and, of course, museums ;-) Before jumping head first in to the new year ahead I wanted to briefly reflect back on the year that was. This time last year, I was making the big resolution to find […]

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{Armenia} Aram Khachaturian House Museum

December 10, 2012

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Although I majored in Music from high school, alongside English, I must admit my ignorance in never having heard of Soviet Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian (1903 – 1978) before my trip to Armenia, even though he is apparently often listed as one of the three great names in Soviet music alongside Prokofiev and Shostakovich. Or if I had heard of him, he certainly hadn’t stuck in my mind. That’s definitely changed, since a very special evening during the ICOM CECA Conference in October. All Conference […]

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