ArmInfo.An exhibition will be opened on April 24 at Armenian Genocide Institute dedicated to 50th anniversary of Tsitsernakaberd Memorial, Hayk Demoyan, the Director of Armenian Genocide Institute Museum stated during the press conference held in Yerevan on April 21.
"This is an interesting year, this year we commemorate 50th anniversary of Tsitsernakaberd foundation". The decision was taken to open an exposition on April 24 dedicated to the history of Memorial raising-from design arrangements, ground works and up to its opening in 1967", Demoyan said. And in this context he added that it's a good opportunity to summarize 50-year path.
Following his words, the exposition entitled as From Genocide to Independence Recovery, opened in September last year and dedicated to 25th anniversary of Armenian Independence, will be opened for visitors on April 24 as well. "We decided to present this temporary exposition on April 24, because many of those who wanted to view it in September last year could not do that due to various reasons. And in May this year many items of exhibition are to be returned to their owners. It will be another opportunity to view this pretty interesting exposition", Demoyan said.
At the same time he stressed it's already two years that the Armenian Genocide Museum is open for visitors after rehabilitation, and one could confidently state that almost every day it is visited by Turkish tourists.
Talking about the performance of the Museum in general, Demoyan noted that this year was a pretty successful one. "In June 2016 Germany not only adjudicated Armenian Genocide, but also accepted its' deal of fail in respect to this tragedy. Another significant event is the opening of second permanent exhibition in Riga, dedicated to Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Empire. During May-Dec 2016 the exhibition has been visited by 15 thousand people. I think this figure is significant enough", Demoyan said.