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Museum City Guide: My Top 5 in Yerevan

August 19, 2013


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} Ravished Armenia

November 7, 2012


Armenian Genocide Museum - Ravished Armenia

The most emotional visit during my trip to Armenia has to be to the Armenian Genocide Museum and Memorial. If, like me, you knew little of this rather grim episode of 20th century history, I will try and summarise it: The Armenian Genocide is defined as the atrocities committed against the Armenian people of the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Although the government of the Ottoman Empire had already previously decided to deport all Armenians from what was Western Armenia (Eastern Turkey), it […]

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