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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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Jenni’s Museum Awards 2012

January 9, 2013

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This time last year, I did an extensive review of my ‘52 Museums in 52 Weeks‘ challenge. And I held my very own ‘Museum Awards’ for 2011 by choosing my top 3 museums in each of several categories (here and here). I thought it would be fun to do the same again, though I’ve cut it back a little year to choosing just one candidate for each category – which was not easy to do, believe me! Actually, it was difficult not choosing the National […]

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{Armenia} Yerevan History Museum

October 31, 2012

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Yerevan is the largest city in Armenia and also the country’s capital since 1918 (prior to Yerevan becoming the capital, there were 11 other historical capitals of Armenia). It’s therefore not surprising that there is a museum dedicated to the history of the city. The ICOM-CECA Conference opening reception actually took place at the museum. Alas, my plane arrived too late to take part, but I managed to sneak away one afternoon to see it. The Yerevan History Museum was founded in 1931 as the […]

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