Музей Мемориал Геноцида Армян (Вашингтон. США)

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Музей Мемориал Геноцида Армян (Вашингтон. США)
Armenian Genocide Museum and Memorial (Washington. USA)
Дата основания: 1997
Адрес: Corner of 14th and G Streets, NW. Washington, District of Columbia 20001 US
Ссылки: http://www.armeniapedia.org/index.php?title=Armenian_Genocide_Museum_and_Memorial http://www.agmm.org - official site

Subject: The victims and survivors of the 1915 Armenian Genocide.

Type of Memorial: Educational Center, Library, Museum

Sponsor(s): Armenian-American community under the leadership of Hirair Hovnanian, Anoush Mathevosian, and Gerard Cafesjian

Physical Setting: The site to be developed as a museum and memorial is in an urban setting and is located in downtown Washington, DC, two blocks east of the White House.

Tourist Amenities: Yes

Physical Condition: The use of the historically-designated building and adjacent lots are currently in planning.


Proposal Date: The concept of the museum was proposed in 1997.

Construction Completed: The original building is a 1925 construction.

Prior Use of Site: National Bank of Washington building in D.C.

Development/Construction Process: The AGMM concept was developed jointly by Hirair Hovnanian, Anoush Mathevosian, and Gerard Cafesjian. H. Hovnanian established the Armenian National Institute, dedicated to the study, research, and affirmation of the Armenian Genocide. A. Mathevosian donated funds for the purchase of the original building. G. Cafesjian also donated funds for the acquisition of the original building and the construction of a memorial. G. Cafesjian expanded the site with the donation of four adjacent properties.

History of Ownership: The property was held in trust by the Armenian Assembly of America from March 2000 to October 2003. Incorporated as a separate organization and properties consolidated as the Armenian Genocide Museum and Memorial in November 2003.

Notable Visitors: President of Armenia, Robert Kocharian, March 2000

Additional Information: "Plans for Museum Bouy Armenians and Dismay Turks" Stephen Kinzer, New York Times (April 24, 2002).

"Armenians Save Their Tears for a New Museum," By Nora Boustany, Washington Post (May 8, 2002).

"$100 Million Museum Takes Control of Site" by Sean Madigan, Washington Business Journal (January 30, 2004).