From August 30 to September 16, an International Conference Archaeology and Monuments’ Restoration is being held in Armenia with the help of the Italian government.
As a REGNUM correspondent reports, Italian Ambassador Marco Clemente has said in his opening address that the Italian government attaches much significance to the Armenian-Italian cooperation. “Italy is interested in restoring and preserving Armenian monuments, first, because Armenia is rich with architectural hits, second, the vast experience of Italian specialists will help Armenian colleagues in preserving architectural monuments. The Italian government is sure that architecture is one of priority spheres of the Armenia-Italian cooperation,” the ambassador announced adding that Armenia’s oil is human resources – professionals, experts in culture.
In his turn, Armenia’s Deputy Minister of Culture and Youth Affairs Gagik Gyurjyan noted that for Armenian colleagues, experience of Italy in methods of restoring wall painting is very important. “Italy is rich in monumental heritage, and its specialists in architecture have no match,” he said.
The Archaeology and Monuments’ Restoration panel is organized by Armenia’s Ministry for Culture and Youth Affairs, Italian Embassy to Armenia, the Center for Studying and Ratifying the Armenian Culture, historical department of Yerevan State University. Leading archaeologists, restores, architects, designers, experts in restoring wall paintings participate in it. The Italian government granted 30,000 euro to hold the event.