The Government of Armenia intends to restructure the collections of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute located in the premises of the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex for public access. This is what Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Armenia Arayik Harutyunyan declared in parliament today, responding to deputies’ questions about the risks associated with restructuring due to the uniqueness of the collections.
The minister said even though the restructuring of the library collections has already become a topic for political speculations, he would like to assure that there can’t be any loss of documents or materials. “For years, the collections haven’t been available for the public at large, but now an expert committee has been set up to transform the collection into a public library,” the minister said.
“As far as the losses are concerned, I can state that some samples have either not been found or have been lost under the closed regime. The final evaluation will be given in June, but there can always be losses,” the minister stated.