Day: September 9, 2021

In New Jersey, an Unlikely Monument to the Syrian and Armenian Communities

In New Jersey, an Unlikely Monument to the Syrian and Armenian Communities

Bryan Zanisnik’s “Silk Monument” features archival images to honor the contributions of Syrian and Armenian migrants who worked in New Jersey silk mills. In the early 20th century, at the height of the silk manufacturing boom in the United States, hundreds of Armenian and Syrian weavers migrated to the town of Summit, New Jersey, to …

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A sanctuary of ancient knowledge - The Matenadaran thrives in the digital age

A sanctuary of ancient knowledge – The Matenadaran thrives in the digital age

Priceless manuscripts have survived a long and precarious journey to bear witness to Armenia’s rich cultural legacy. Now digitalization and new exhibition halls at the Matenadaran ensure that the “birth certificates” of our nation defy time and space. The Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, generally known as the Matenadaran, is a museum, a research institute, …

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