Conference sur l’Art des Tapis Armeniens a Yerevan

Ministry of Culture of Republic of Armenia

ARMENIAN KNOT: TRADITIONS OF CARPET WEAVING ART

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

20-22 November, 2013, Yerevan, National Library of RA, 72 Teryan Street

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Hasmik Poghosyan Minister of Culture of RA

Arev Samuelyan Vice Minister of Culture of RA

Armenak Sargsyan Head of the Department of Cultural Heritage and Folk Crafts, Ministry of Culture of RA

Yeranuhi Margaryan Deputy Head of the Department of Cultural Heritage and Folk Crafts, Ministry of Culture of RA, PhD in History

Nora Dayan expert at the Department of Cultural Heritage and Folk Crafts, Ministry of Culture of RA

Reverend Father Asoghik Karapetyan Director of Museums and Archives of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

Ashkhunj Poghosyan Senior expert at “Cultural Values ​​Expertise Center” SNPO, Ministry of Culture of RA; PhD in History

Karine Bazeyan Vice Director of People’s Art Center after Hovhannes Sharambeyan, PhD in History / Conference Secretary/
Anelka Grigoryan Director of Museum of History of Armenia, SNPO

Karen Aristakesyan Director of Sardarapat Memorial, Museum of Armenian Ethnography and History of National Liberation Struggle, SNPO

Conference program

18.11.2013 -19.11. 2013 Arrival and hotel check-in

20.11.2013 Day I The Big Hall of the National Library of RA

9:00 Registration of participants

9:30 Opening ceremony

Opening speech – Hasmik Poghosyan / Minister of Culture of RA /

Welcome speech – The patriarchal blessing of His Holiness Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II

– Radik Martirosyan /President of the National Academy of Sciences of RA /

– Pavel Avetisyan / Director of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, National Academy of Sciences of RA/

10:00 Plenary Session

Alberto Boralevi /Italy, Florence; Chair of the Academic Committee ICOC (International Conference on Oriental Carpets),expert of carpets and textiles/
The Mystery of Armenian «Niche» Rug and its Analogous Samples

Ashkhunj Poghosyan / Armenia, Cultural Values ​​Expertise Center SNPO,
Ministry of Culture of RA; Senior expert, ethnographer, PhD in History/
On the Issue of the Origin of Anatolian Rugs

10:40 Pantomime /Performance, Armenian State Mime Theatre , art. director Jirayr Dadasyan/

10:40 -11:00 Coffee break

11:15-14:00 Panel Sessions

Session 1

The Major Issues of Armenian Rug Studies

The Big Hall of the National Library of RA

Convenors

Ashkhunj Poghosyan / Armenia, Cultural Values ​​Expertise Center SNPO,
Ministry of Culture of RA; Senior expert, ethnographer, PhD in History/

Stefano Ionescu /Italy, Rome, Transylvanian rugs studies; Independent Researcher, culture expert/

Watching of Virtual Museum of Rugs/ presented by Tatevik Muradyan, scientific researcher at People’s Art Center/

Presentations

1.1 Hakob Simonyan / Armenia, Director of the Research Center of Cultural and Historical Heritage, Ministry of Culture of RA; PhD in History/

˝The Influence of the Armenian Bronze Age Art Design on Rug Making Art˝

1.2 Anna Azizyan / Armenia, PhD student, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of National Academy of Sciences of RA; Head of the Research Department of “Erebuni” Historical and Archaeological Reserve Museum /

“Comparative Parallels in 19-20 cent. Rug Patterns and Early Bronze Age / Kura-Araks/ Pottery Ornamentation Motifs ˝

1.3 Lusine Margaryan / Armenia, PhD student, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of NAS RA/

˝Newly Found Textiles of Areni 1 Cave as a Source of Study of Armenian Spinning Art˝

1.4 Dickran Kouymjian /France,Paris; Armenologist, Professor of Armenian and Islamic Studies/
˝The Berlin Phoenix Dragon-rug and its Probable Armenian Origin˝
1.5 Melania Balayan / NKR, Director at Artsakh State Lands and History Museum; PhD in History/

“On the Issue of Artsakh Rug Weaving Culture”

1.6 Mehmed Chetin /Turkey, Istanbul, Expert of oriental carpets/

“On Anatolian Rugs”
1.7 Ashkhunj Poghosyan /Armenia, Cultural Values ​​Expertise Center SNPO,
Ministry of Culture of RA; Senior expert, ethnographer, PhD in History /

Tatevik Muradyan / Armenia, People’s Art Center after Hovhannes Sharambeyan, researcher, ethnographer/

˝Traditions of Armenian Rug Weaving Art in the North Eastern Transcaucasia˝

1.8 Lauren Arnold / USA, Independent Scholar and Researcher at Ricci Institute, University of San Francisco, California, culture expert/

˝The Carpet Index and the Re-discovery of Armenian Rugs in Early Renaissance Paintings˝

11: 15 -14:00 Session 2

Major Issues of Rug and Textile Conservation and Restoration. Rugs at Present

The Small Hall of the National Library of RA

Convenors

Artur Telfeyan /Austria, Vienna, Lecturer at Vienna University, expert of Eastern carpets, technologist,culture expert/

Svetlana Poghosyan / Armenia, Sardarapat Memorial, Vice director of Museum of Armenian Ethnography, ethnographer, PhD in History/

Presentations

2.1 Svetlana Poghosyan / Armenia, Sardarapat Memorial,Vice director of Museum of Armenian Ethnography, ethnographer,PhD in History/

“Characteristics of AESM Portrait Rugs /on the rug collection of the Armenian Ethnography Museum/”

2.2 Avetis Kuyunyan, Sargis Kuyunyan / Lebanon, Beirut; Oriental rug experts, restoration technologists /

“On Technologies of Antique Rug Restoration, Maintenance and Conservation ”

2.3 Artur Telfeyan /Austria, Vienna; Lecturer at Vienna University, expert of Eastern carpets, technologist, culture expert/

˝The Use of the Natural Red Dyes in Textile Art –with a Special View on Kermes in Armenia˝

2.4 Sevak Khachatryan / NKR, Executive Director of “Karabakh Rug˝ Company/

“Perspectives of the Development of Rug Weaving in Artsakh”

2.5 Hayk Ayvazyan /Armenia, Marketing Director at “Megerian Rug” company/

“Current Issues of Rug Trade”

2.6 Gurgen Arakelyan / Armenia, carpet expert and technologist/

Jose Valladares /Spain, Barcelona, PhD, Independent Scholar /

˝A Reconstruction Attempt of Medieval Spanish Rugs˝

2.7 Tatyana Krupa /Ukraine, Kharkov State University after V.N. Karazin; archaeologist, restorer/

“The Study of Archaeological Textile: Methodology, Possibilities and Perspectives ”

˝Kharkov ˝Kots˝: Major Issues of Study and Restitution˝

2.8 Lianna Gevorgyan (Armenia, Head keeper of “Service for the Protection of Historical Environment and Cultural Museum Reservations SNPO”)

˝The Peculiarities of Conservation and Display of Rug-Woven Museum Objects˝

14:00-14:30 Discussions

14:30-15:30 Lunch

15:30 -16:10 Visit to the History Museum of Armenia; welcome speech: Anelka Grigoryan/ Director of AHM /

16:15-17:00 Visit to “Matenadaran” /Mesrop Mashtots Research Institute of Ancient Manuscripts/

18:00-19:00 Dinner

19:00 Concert: Tatul Altunyan Folk Song and Dance Ensemble

Day II 21. 11. 2013

9:00-11:30 Sessions

Session 1

Armenian Rugs in Armenian and Foreing Collections

The Big Hall of the National Library of RA

Convenors

Alberto Boralevi /Italy, Florence; Chair of the Academic Committee ICOC (International Conference on Oriental Carpets), expert of textiles/

Karine Bazeyan / Armenia, Vice Director of Hovhannes Sharambeyan People’s Art Center; PhD in History/

Presentations

1.1 Harold Bedoukian / USA, San Francisco; Member of the Association of Armenian Rugs, Oriental rugs expert/
˝Rugs, Woven by Orphans and Rugs with Armenian-Lettered Inscriptions in Private Collections˝

1.2 Janice Bedoukian / USA, San Francisco; Art Studies /
˝Armenian Rugs and Flat Weaves: Comparative Studies in Structure and Design˝

1.3 Reverend Father Asoghik Karapetyan / Armenia, Director of Museums and Archives of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin/

“Rug Collection of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin ˝

1.4 Lusine Ghushchyan /Russian Federation, St. Petersburg; Researcher at the Russian Ethnography Museum/

“Armenian Rugs Acquired during 1916 Van Expedition, in Russian Ethnography Museum”

1.5 Tadeusz Majda /Poland, Warsaw; Member of the Board of Trustees of Teresa Sahakian Foundation, Professor at Warsaw University, Art studies/

˝The Oriental Rug Collection of Teresa and George Sahakians˝

1.6 Stefano Ionescu / Italy, Rome; Transylvanian Rugs Studies, Independent Researcher, culture expert/

˝Armenian Rug-makers in Romania˝

1.7 Sofia Khachmanyan /USA, Fashion Designer/Textile Specialist with the ˝Armenian Dress and Textile Project˝, Professor at Art Institute of California-Hollywood in Los Angeles and Santa Monica City College/

˝The Silk- Piled Rugs in the Telfeyan Collection from Caesarea-Kesaria˝

1.8 Lilia Avanesyan / Armenia, History Museum of Armenia, researcher/

˝Key Issues of Study and Typology of Armenian Rugs: Its Place in Western Asian Rug Weaving Art˝

1.9 Piter Martin Gmür /Germany, Zurich; Oriental rug expert/

Vahan Hovakimyan /Austria, Vienna; Director of Mkhitaryan Congregation Museum/

˝The Rug Collection of Mkhitaryan Congregation of Vienna˝

11:30-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-12:30 Discussions

12:30 -13:30 Visit to the People’s Art Center after Hovhannes Sharambeyan. Inauguration of the exhibition of Armenian rugs, organized within the framework of the conference; demonstration of rug weavers’ work accompanied by ethnographic music and folk melodies.

14:30 -15:30 Lunch /Sardarapat dining room/

15:30-16:30 Visit to the Sardarapat Memorial, Museum of Armenian Ethnography

16:30-18:00 Succession of the session

9:00-11:30 Session 2

Ornamentation System and Symbolism of Armenian Rugs

Sardarapat Memorial,Conference hall of the Museum of Armenian Ethnography

Convenors

Ashkhunj Poghosyan / Cultural Values ​​Expertise Center SNPO,
Ministry of Culture of RA; Senior expert, ethnographer, PhD in History/

Janice Bedoukian / USA, San Francisco ; Art Studies/

Presentations

2.1 Hratch Kozibeyokian / USA , California ,Shadow Hills, Los Angeles; Expert of oriental carpets, technologist/

˝ Interrelationship between the Ornamentation Principles of the Artistic Weaving of the Armenian Rug˝

2.2 Karine Bazeyan / RA, Vice director of Hovhannes Sharambeyan People’s Art Center; PhD in History, ethnographer/
˝Affinities of the Armenian Embroidered Towel Patterns with the Traditions of Rug Ornamentation˝

2.3 Arus Asatryan /RA, Researcher at Sardarapat Memorial; Museum of Armenian Ethnography/

˝The Classical Dragon Rug of the Museum of Armenian Ethnography ˝

2.4 Vardan Asatryan /NKR; Founding director of Shushi Rug Museum, Advisor to the President of NKR, rug expert/

˝Early Rug Weaving Art of Karabakh –Artsakh˝

2.5 Zhenia Khachatryan /RA; senior researcher at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography NAS RA, philologist, PhD in History/
” Semantic Interrelation of Pazyryk Rug and Funerary Dances˝

2.6 Victoria Isahakyan /RA; Researcher at Historical and Cultural Reserve Museums and the Historical Environment Preservation Service SNPO/

“Some Manifestations of the World Ethnic Model in the Decorative Motifs of Armenian Rugs”

2.7 Frank Kassapian /France, Paris; Expert of oriental rugs, culture expert/

“On Interrelationship of Karabakh and Khuba Dragon Rugs ”

2.8 Edgard Hamalian /France, Paris; President of Oriental Rugs Union/

“Armenian Rug Patterns and their Symbolism”

2.9 Ani Samsonyan /RA; Journalist at ˝Haynews˝ Press Club/

” On Azebaijan’s Rug Weaving Art Propaganda Techniques˝

2.10 Amalia Sargsyan / RA; Keeper at Hovhannes Sharambeyan People’s Art Center, ethnographer, PhD in History/

“The Rug Patterns and their Affinities with Decorative Wood Carving”

19:00 – Dinner

20:00 – Visit to the ″Megeryan Carpet˝ Company exhibition hall ​

Day III 22. 11. 2013.

09:00 -10:30 Visit to Yerevan History Museum

10:30 -12: 00 Closing session

The Big Hall of the National Library of RA

Convenors

Ashkhunj Poghosyan / Cultural Values ​​Expertise Center SNPO,
Ministry of Culture of RA; Senior expert, ethnographer, PhD in History

Stefano Ionescu / Italy, Rome; Transylvanian Rugs Studies, Independent Researcher, culture expert/

Summary of the conference

12:00 -12:30 Coffee break

13:00-15:30 Visit to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin; Museum, Treasury

16:00-17:30 Visit to the Sergei Parajanov Museum. Fragmentary watching of the film ˝The Color of Pomegranate˝

18:00 Conference Dinner / Concert of ˝Sayat-Nova˝ Bard Ensemble, Art. Director Tovmas Poghosyan

20:00 -24:00 and 23.11.2013 , 01:00-24:00 Departure of guests from “Zvartnots” Airport

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