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Khachatour Abovyan House-Museum

Khachatour Abovyan House-Museum
functions since 1938, in the ancestral house of the writer. Abovian's patrimony has survived to our days in its original of 200 years ago. The reconstruction work was greatly facilitated by accounts contained in a book "Transcaucasia" by Abovian's friend ethnographer Augustus Hagstauzen. The new exhibition building was erected in 1978 (architect L. Sadoyan) and presently exhibits materials related to the literary, pedagogical, research and social work of the writer, the first and subsequent publications of his writings, translations, manuscripts, works of art dedicated to the writer, etc. The museum stock contains about 650 items of which 350 are part of the permanent exposition. Among the items of special interest is the violin of the writer's son Vardan, paintings by Gevorg Bashinjaghyan, Ervand Kochar, Ed. Isabekyan, antique and rare publications, etc.
The museum consists of 10 halls dedicated to old Kanaker and the writer's childhood, Echmiadzin, Tiflis, Russian-Persian War of 1828 - 1830, Mt. Ararat, Dorpas, pedagogical activity of the writer, "The Wounds of Armenia" novel and his mysterious disappearance, posterity of the writer.

Working Days: Tuesday-Sunday
Working Hours: 11:00am -4:00pm 

Price of Admission:
Foreign Citizens: 300 AMD
Armenian Citizens: 300 AMD
Children: 300 AMD

Contacts:

Tel: (+374 10) 284686, 281687
Address: 2nd Kanaker Str. apt. 4, Yerevan, ARMENIA

Updated: 11:08 October 25, 2006