Dolls, dolls, dolls ...

Dolls, dolls, dolls ...

A new unique gallery was opened in Yerevan. It is a doll gallery, situated in an ancient building built in 1914 at Abovyan street 1/1 where back in 1921 lived the great Armenian poet Hovhannes Tumanyan.

Around 300 dolls form the exposition of the gallery, among which the main space is occupied by a collection of 200 dolls donated by Mrs. Alice Navasardyan.

The exhibition features Armenian ritual, old-fashioned, Soviet, author-designed, theater, souvenir dolls as well as dolls from collections of famous Armenians. The idea of creating an unusual gallery belongs to the Minister of Culture of Armenia Armen Amiryan. He claims the gallery will become a cultural center and one of the favorite places of Yerevan’s inhabitants giving Yerevan special coloring and mood.

It will be possible to implement different educational, art and entertaining projects there. The gallery can be the first exponential example of cooperation between the state and the private sector, as well as an excellent opportunity for implementing business projects in the field of museum business. The minister presented in person two dolls handcrafted by his mother. The organizers of the gallery noted the fact of special love and affection to dolls as to pieces of art. After all, each of them a special duplicate, a special character that has its own history and psychology.