DVV INTERNATIONAL COUNTRY OFFICE ARMENIA
DVV International is the Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association (Deutscher Volkshochschul – Verbande. V., DVV). DVV International promotes development through cooperation in Youth and Adult Education.
Established in 2002, the Armenian Country Office of DVV International supports innovative approaches in cultural and civic education for adults, vocational training and re-training and development of lifelong learning mechanisms in Armenia through building sustainable partnerships with numerous governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Since 2009, initially with financial support from the European Commission and then funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ), DVV International implements projects in support of museum education in Armenia.
ASSOCIATION OF MUSEUM WORKERS AND FRIENDS
Established in 2003, the Armenian Association of Museum Workers and Friends (AMWF) is an organization with members from more than 50 museums and universities. Through cooperation with all interested stakeholders the organization supports consolidation of Armenian museum workers and development of the field in general. The Association of Museum Workers and Friends supports professional education that meets market demand as well as modernization of museum work with general public. Since establishment, AMWF implemented social-cultural projects, professional trainings, advisory and expert services etc.
The Association of Museum Workers and Friends in cooperataion with ICOM National Committee of Armenia publishes a research-methodical annual “Museum” aimed at promotion of museum studies and awareness on museums in Armenia.
ARAM KHACHATURIAN MUSEUM
Aram Khachaturian museum was established in 1978. The residence (architect Mark Grigorian) which was located on the intersection of Marshal Baghramian Avenue and Zarobian Street was presented to Aram Khachaturian by the government in 1947. The one-storied house consisted of five spacious rooms and a garden behind it. The building facade is framed with five arches reminding tuning forks. The memorial house is on the ground floor, where ten spacious, light halls are intended for the permanent exposition. The first permanent exposition was opened on February 23rd 1984 on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the outstanding composer.
The Museum invites the guests of Armenia to enjoy the outstanding composer’s wonderful music, get acquainted with his life and professional career. Aram Khachaturian museum became the worldwide-acknowledged meeting point of Khachaturian`s admirers, the connoisseurs of music, the young, the musicians and those simply interested in Khachaturian and his music.