Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   17 September

Ten Manuscripts Granted to Matenadaran

Ten Manuscripts Granted to Matenadaran

YEREVAN, JULY 30, ARMENPRESS: The “Phoenix” Human Resources Development All-Armenian Foundation granted today 10 manuscripts, among them a copy of Grigor Narekatsi’s ‘Matyan Voghbergutyan’, made 1331 in Kilikia, to the Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts.

Hrachya Tamrazyan, director of the Matenadaran, mentioned that the manuscript, which involves a number of valuable memoirs, was acquired with the assistance of Tigran Jierjyan, a friend of the “Phoenix” Foundation.

Hrachya Tamrazyan said that the Foundation has provided recently some materials, necessary for restoration of manuscripts, as well as printing devices and cameras. A wide spectrum of programs of publishing are carried out in association with the foundation.

‘The Matenadaran is a fruitful sole for benevolence and human resources development. I am sure that the seeds, farmed here, will bear a great number of fruit in the future.

A new school, intended for restoration, conservation and copying of written monuments, will open soon in association with the foundation. The School of Restoration and Miniature will prepare specialists for the Matenadaran.

‘However we should multiply our efforts in these sectors, as there are a number of manuscripts, which are waiting for restoration. On the other hand the funds of manuscripts, old books and the archive are being stocked gradually,’ director of the Matenadaran said.

Gabriel Chempertchyan, president of honor of the “Phoenix” Human Resources Development All-Armenian Foundation, Levon Sargsyan, president of the board of trustees of the foundation, as well as Mihran Minasyan, Armenologist, collector of manuscripts and documents, were awarded the ‘St. Mesrop Mashtots’ Medal for their exclusive devotion to the Matenadaran.

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