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National Museum of Folk Art after V. Sharambeyan
Hovhannes Sharambeyan folk art museum is a unique centre of culture where specimens of armenian decorative and applied art are preserved and displayed.
The process of collecting was started in 1930s by a small group of enthusiasts led by an ethnographer Habetnak Babayan. The works proceeded by advice of famous artists Martiros Saryan, Hakob Kodjoyan,Gabriel Gyurdjyan. They have done immense work to enrich the collection with unique items of folk art. By the efforts of these artists the house of popular creation was established. Later on, in 1978, on this base the state museum of folk art was founded. The director of the newly founded museum, an honoured artist, skilful folk art expert Hovhannes Sharambeyan with great love indalged in collecting. Artistic taste, deep knowledge of armenian art, love and devotion to folk art allowed him to make the museum in short period one of the best cultural centres of republic. The exhibits are property of national culture. They tell us much about the experience achieved by the people during the centuries, they give wide idea about different period of popular art's development.
The collection includes 12.000 exhibits of wood and metal (jewelry) carving, embroidery, stone carving, articles of ceramics, rugs, carpets, paintings.
The collection is constantly being enriched by purchase and donations from armenians living abroad.
The museum pays great attention to the development and propaganda of traditional crafts. The exclusive samples have been displayed in many countries - Italy, France, Belgium, Portugal, Greece, Germany, India, Norway, Yemen, Mozambique, Tunicia, Syria.

Visitor Information

Working Days:
Tuesday-Sunday

Working Hours:
10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm

The Museum is closed on:

Mondays
National holidays and Commemoration days.


Price of Admission:
Foreign Citizens: 400 AMD

Armenian Citizens: 400 AMD
Children: 300 AMD

Excursions are held in the following languages:
Armenian - 2,000 drams
Russian - 2,500 drams
English - 2,500 drams
French - 2,500 drams
Lithuanian-2500 drams

Address: 64 Abovyan Str. 
URL: www.folkartmuseum.am


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