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The Armenian Art Gallery of Children's Works

“The World through the Eyes of Children‿ is the name of an exhibit that opened in the Artists’s Union of Armenia in 1968 on the initiative of art expert Henrik Igitian. Soon after, the Children’s Art Gallery was founded in 1970 and was later reorganized as the Museum of Children’s Art. The Gallery has a permanent exhibit and a showroom where individual and thematic exhibitions are organized. It accepts children's paintings from all over the world and exchanges some of its own with institutions abroad. In 1975 the British Prime Minister Harold Wilson donated 100 paintings by British children to the Gallery. The Gallery has about 200,000 exhibits (paintings, sculptures, graphic works, ceramics, appliqué, carpets, rugs and embroidery) from about 120 countries of the world. Artwork from the Museum's stock has been sent to exhibitions staged in the US, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Japan and elsewhere, and shown at the Children's Paintings Exhibition “From Fuji to Ararat‿ displayed in 1997 in Yerevan at the gallery of the Armenian Painters Union, where 400 paintings from 160 countries were displayed. With the founding of the National Aesthetic Education Center in 1978, the Gallery became the Armenian Museum of Children's Artwork (with branches in Gyumri, Vanadzor, Goris, Kapan, Sevan, Spitak and Meghri). The Center also has painting and decorative applied arts studios, a symphony orchestra, theaters and a film studio. The Children's Art Gallery was the first museum of children's artwork in the world.

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

Price of Admission:
Foreign Citizens: 500 AMD
Armenian Citizens: 500 AMD
Children: 200 AMD

Contacts:

Tel: (+374 10) 520951, 527893, 520952
Address: 13 Abovyan Str., Yerevan, ARMENIA

Updated: 10:29 October 25, 2006