YEREVAN and DETROIT (Azg) — A Legacy of Armenian Treasures a catalog of the Alex & Marie Manoogian Museum was recently published in Detroit. The book contains a lavish presentation of photographs featuring the museum items with appropriate identification and scholarly text. On September 19, a book launch took place at the Manuscript Hall of the State Art Gallery with many representatives of cultural life in attendance.
Throughout the years benefactor Alex Manoogian and Archbishop Paren Avedikian agumented this collection by purchasing the artifacts from auctions and individuals. Today the collection is a source of pride for every Armenian.
The executive editor of the book, Edmond Azadian, said, “This book is the fruit of almost 10 years of work and we have prepared it with the cooperation of several specialists. It is composed of 336 pages with 160 photographs. Only selected items from the collection have been featured in the book including illuminated manuscripts, rugs, religious objects, early printed books, ceramics, paintings, textiles and coins. The book is addressed to the general public and is written in English to make it accessible to the younger generation and non-Armenians. Only my introduction is both in Armenian and English. Our editorial staff made certain that each entry stands up to scholarly scrutiny.”
The book can also be ordered from Amazon.com and various bookstores.
The Minister of Culture Hasmik Pogosyan, under whose auspices the event took place, congratulated the representatives of the museum.