On October 26 a group of architects, restoration specialists, historians, ethnographers and art historians from Armenia and Turkey will visit the North-East Turkey, the region of Artvin to study Armenian cultural heritage and assess Armenian and non-Muslim historical monuments. The overall goal of the visit is to study Armenian monuments in the Eastern part of Turkey in a joint endeavour of specialists from Armenia and Turkey and provide recommendations for their further preservation and conservation.
During the 6-day visit ten experts from Armenia and Turkey will visit Yusufeli, Shavshat, Ardanuch, Hopa districts assessing historical monuments.
The assessment visit to the region of Artvin is organised by Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) in Armenia and Anadolu Kültür (AK) in Turkey within ATNP2 “Exchange of Arts and Architecture experts” activity.
Ms. Arpine Aleksanyan and Ms. Sona Baloyan from Yerevan, from “Matenadaran” Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, were supported with the travel grant to visit Istanbul, Turkey for meetings with the Armenian Patriarchate, Armenian high schools, foundations and publishing houses to discuss possibilities of further collaboration on preserving the Armenian culture.