500TH ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST ARMENIAN PRINTED BOOK TO BE CELEBRATED IN T
Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:37 AM
YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 9, ARMENPRESS: 500th anniversary of First Armenian
Printed Book will be celebrated with a range of events in Turkey. As
Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople informed Armenpress, cultural
celebrations dedicated to 500th anniversary of First Armenian Printed
Book are in progress. Lectures, exhibitions covering various activities
of the printing are scheduled in the frame of the celebrations.
"Community schools do not abstain and in their turn embarking various
measures to celebrate 500th anniversary of First Armenian Printed Book
in a proper way" Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople announces .
Armenian printing houses have been established in Smyrna, Armash,
Van, Mush, Bursa, Adana, Adrianople, Adabazar, Nikomediaya , Samsun,
Karin, Yerznka, Yevdokiya, Kharberd, Marzva, Ayntap and elsewhere.
Printing houses established in Armenian populated cities in Western
Armenia and Ottoman Empire ceased to operate in the years of Armenian
Genocide. Hundreds of printing houses, libraries were destroyed;
thousands of Armenian books were burnt down in the course of those
By 1800 over 350 Armenian books were published in Constantinople.
Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:38 AM
14:18, November 21, 2012
A display of Armenian treasures celebrating the 500th anniversary of
Armenian printing is on show at the Ritblat Treasures Gallery of the
British Library until the end of January 2013.
On view are a number of exquisitely illuminated manuscripts and rare
specimens of the earliest Armenian printed books the library holds.
Printing in Armenian began in 1512 in Venice, spreading to other
European cities, the Near East and India in the centuries that
followed. In Armenia, printing was introduced in 1771.
Posted 26 September 2017 - 09:41 AM
NLA expressed the idea of establishing this museum in 2012, when Armenia was celebrating the 500th anniversary of Armenian printing, while UNESCO named Yerevan as World Book Capital.
The opening ceremony of the museum was also attended by Armenia Minister of Culture Armen Amiryan.
The six exhibition halls cover the period from pre-printing to modern printing. A large hall is dedicated to the “first-borns” of Armenian printing. The visitors will be able to see “Urbatagirk” (Friday Book) first Armenian book, printed in 1512 in Venice, the first Armenian Bible, printed in 1666 in Amsterdam, and the first Armenian periodical “Azdarar”, printed in Madras.
The museum features major centers of Armenian printing.
Armenians built printing houses, used hot typesetting to publish book in European countries, Transcaucasia, the West and various cities of historic Armenia.
“We have a very important exhibit in the museum. Three Armenian friends established a printing house in Shamakhi (currently in the territory of Azerbaijan) in 1848. Unfortunately, the museum does not possess the first publications, though we exhibit “Gitutyun Shnorhats” book, published in 1851. The house printed a large number of Armenian books,” Deputy Director of NLA Haykanush Ghazaryan said.
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