Jump to content


Photo

.S. Embassy Allocates $450,000 for Restoration of Medieval St. Sa


  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1 onjig

onjig

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 898 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ranch in Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, Ranch in Nevada
  • Interests:Family, Armenia, Armenians,skiing, crop, too much to list.

Posted 22 October 2016 - 10:48 PM

U.S. Embassy Allocates $450,00 for Restoration of Medieval St. Sarkis Church in Meghri

September 19, 2016

YEREVAN — On September 16, 2016, U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Richard M. Mills, Jr. and acting Minister of Culture Hasmik Poghosian jointly announced new funding from the U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation to restore and preserve St. Sarkis Church in Meghri, a gem of Armenia’s cultural heritage. This is the 10th project in Armenia since 2005, and the largest at $450,000.

meghri-church-5.jpg

 

Home Armenia U.S. Embassy Allocates $450,00 for Restoration of Medieval St. Sarkis Church in Meghri
meghri-church-4-1170x1051.jpg
U.S. Embassy Allocates $450,00 for Restoration of Medieval St. Sarkis Church in Meghri
September 19, 2016

YEREVAN — On September 16, 2016, U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Richard M. Mills, Jr. and acting Minister of Culture Hasmik Poghosian jointly announced new funding from the U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation to restore and preserve St. Sarkis Church in Meghri, a gem of Armenia’s cultural heritage. This is the 10th project in Armenia since 2005, and the largest at $450,000.

meghri-church-5.jpgSt. Sarkis is an outstanding example of the unique Persian-Armenian style of design. The style and sophistication of its interior frescoes, which borrow from late medieval Christian and Persian iconography and illustrate a cross-cultural blending of sacred depiction that is unique to the region, are unmatched in the Caucasus and Middle East. The structure of the church is in urgent need of preservation, as are the frescoes it houses.

meghri-church-10.jpg“With its exquisite frescoes, St. Sarkis Church is a true treasure for Armenia and for the world. The U.S. government is strongly committed to the restoration and preservation of this and other historical monuments and artifacts in Armenia, which is richly blessed in cultural heritage,” Ambassador Mills said.

Since its approval by the U.S. Congress in 2000, the U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation has awarded $55 million in support of more than 870 projects in over 125 countries, partnering with host country governments and cultural organizations to help conserve cultural sites, objects, and forms of traditional cultural expression that represent an important legacy for all humanity.

Working in partnership with the Armenian Ministry of Culture and local NGOs that care deeply about Armenia’s unique cultural heritage, the U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) has funded ten cultural preservation projects in Armenia since 2005, for a total of $935,000. In addition to the new grant for St. Sarkis Church, ongoing projects include the restoration of Hakob Hakobyan’s “In the Mountains/Milkmen” mural in Gyumri and important works to safeguard significant archaeological finds in the Areni Cave. Past projects include the mapping and cataloguing of items at the Noratus medieval cemetary and its collection of khachkars, the preservation of a medieval masonry bridge in the Garni Gorge, and the documentation of traditional Armenian music and dance.

meghri-church-2-200x300.jpg

meghri-church-3-200x300.jpg

 

https://massispost.c...urch-in-meghri/


Edited by onjig, 22 October 2016 - 10:49 PM.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users