Treasures from the Ark: 1700 years of Armenian Christian Art Exhibition is begun in the British Library. This exhibition can be seen for free, between 2 March and 28 May 2001.
The exhibition is described as below…
“Celebrating the 1700th anniversary of the adoption of Christianity in Armenia, the exhibition will contain a stunning display of illuminated manuscripts, textiles, crosses in precious metal and sculptures in wood and stone.”
Exhibition is supported by Vatche and Tamar Manoukian and the Manoukian Charitable Foundation.
Some of the exhibits being lent by institutions in Armenia are national treasures and are on display outside the country for the first time. Other exhibits are being lent by organisations in places as far-flung as Jerusalem,Beirut, Venice, St. Petersburg, Paris, Vienna and the USA
The exhibition will appeal to anyone interested in Byzantine and Christian art as well as those who are intrigued by this fascinating country which lies between East and West. Come and marvel at the skill of those who created Christian art in Armenia.
You can visit the web site of this exhibition from http://www.bl.uk/exhibitions/armenian/overview.html