History Museum of Armenia
The History Museum of Armenia is a museum in Armenia with departments of Archaeology, Numismatics, Ethnography, Modern History and Restoration. It has a national collection of 400,000 objects and was founded in 1920. 35% of the main collection is made up of archaeology related items, 8% of the collection is made up of Ethnography related items, Numismatics related items make up 45%, and 12% of the collection is made up of documents. It is regarded as Armenia’s national museum and is located on Republic Square in Yerevan. The state financially supports the museum and owns both the collection and the building. The museum carries out conservation and restoration work and publishes works on Armenian architecture, archaeology, ethnography, and history. They also have published a series of reports on archaeological excavations since 1948. The museum carries out educational and scientific programs on Armenian history and culture as well.
The History Museum exhibits about 400, 000 art crafts of the Armenian Highlands from the prehistoric times to the middle ages and our days. It publishes works on Armenian architecture, archaeology, ethnography, history and carries out educational and scientific programs on Armenian history and culture.
• A large collection of 3rd to 2nd millennium BC Bronze items.
• The cuneiform inscription of 782BC about the foundation of the city of Erebuni, by the King Argishti 1st.
• A collection of Armenian coins of Artaxiad dynasty, Armenian kingdom of Cilicia, the Kiurike kingdom.
• The historical-cultural heritage of Urartu; cuneiform inscriptions, bronze statuettes, ceramics, weapons and etc.
Here you can find
• Archeology Department which is one of the main departments of the museum. The Collection includes collections of the Armenian Highland from the Old Stone Age to the 15th Century AD.
• Numismatics Department where you can see gold, silver and copper coins.
• New and Modern History Department. The collections of this department include documents, photographs, flags and seals of the 17th-21th centuries.
• Ethnography Department. Here you will see the ethnographic collection, presents the17th-20th century culture, folk lifestyle decorative art of the historical-ethnographical areas in Armenia.
DEPARTMENT OF RESTORING AND CONSERVING MUSEUM OBJECTS
In this department, the important part is the restoration of especially rugs carpets, traditional costumes, church utensils and etc.
DEPARTMENT OF EXCURSIONS
Here you will receive information on the history, culture, and art of the Armenian people.