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Sergei Parajanov’s Museum provides audio guide services by the support of Ucom


YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 20, ARMENPRESS. Recently Co-Founder and Director General at Ucom Hayk Yesayan visited Sergei Parajanov’s museum and provided smartphones for the implementation of the museum’s audio guide services. For the museum staff that hosts around 20 000 visitors a year, the audio guide is an essential and awaited support, Ucom told Armenpress.

“Having audio guides was a very important issue for us, because during the high touristic seasons the amount of our staff members is often not sufficient to host all the visitors. People used to arrive from faraway countries and complain when they couldn’t hear the explanation of the guide at the moment. The audio guide is available from January 1. Although this was an unfamiliar process for us in terms of implementation, it’s wonderful that it was realized thanks to Ucom”, said Zaven Sargsyan, Director of Sergey Parajanov’s museum.

Since 1991 the genius film director and artist’s museum has exhibited his creative heritage not only in Yerevan, but also in different countries around the world. The museum has organized more than 60 international exhibitions, thus arousing great interest to S. Parajanov’s art.

“To my amazement, I’ve learnt today that the museum is open every day from January 1 to December 31, and this digitization moves them one step forward so that everyone can see, hear, and understand what the great master was divergent for in the Soviet era. The audio guide will help tell Parajanov’s legacy in different languages, which is important not only for us, Armenians, but it is also a lasting value of universal importance for those interested in art. The preservation of such values is a priority. As you remember, two years ago Ucom assisted to implement the “Greater Armenia, 360 degrees” project, thanks to which the most important pieces of the cultural heritage of Western Armenia were immortalized, and sadly some of them are preserved today only in digital option”, said Hayk Yesayan, Co-Founder and Director General at Ucom.

Let us add, that Ucom supports technically and provides free of charge internet access to a number of cultural hubs, including the National Gallery of Armenia, the area adjacent to Garni temple, the Central Library after Avetik Isahakyan and dozens of other cultural sites.

 




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