ArmInfo. The Erebuni Museum should become a highly intellectual and modern center, contributing to the development of cultural and educational tourism in Armenia. This was at a press conference, said the newly appointed director of the Erebuni Museum- Reserve Mikayel Badalyan, noting that the complex needs competent restoration.
<There are plenty of problems in the Museum; however, the main factor hindering the development of the museum is human. It seems to people that for the attractiveness of the museum and the growth of its attendance it is enough only to keep it clean on the territory of the reserve. But the situation is somewhat different. There is not even a bathroom in the Erebuni Museum, that is, we cannot ensure the rules of hygiene in the reserve today, "he said, assuring that the museum needs modernization, which will make it more attractive and recognizable.
He explained that the complex of the Erebuni Museum includes the "Karmir Blur" monument (Red Hill), as well as the settlement of Shengavit.
In this regard, Badalyan considers it extremely important that the Erebuni Museum-Reserve has a unified management system to ensure the commensurate development of the three complexes. <For many years, the entire resource was concentrated only on Erebuni. In this sense, we are waiting for hard work. However, we will do everything in our power to ensure that the reserve was and was perceived as one of the most important historical, educational and modern centers contributing to the development of cultural and educational tourism in Armenia, "he said, raising the need for equipping the museum with interactive stands, show light animation.
In addition, Badalyan, as the newly-appointed director of the museum, sets himself the task of making the complex a highly intellectual center without disrupting its natural structure.
<The territory of the museum can be a fantastic place for holding event projects, concerts. With small investments you can achieve great results, "he said.
According to Badalyan, the Yerevan Municipality reacted quickly enough to the problems existing in the museum, and assured that in the shortest possible time it would do everything possible to resolve these issues.
He assured that by the fall these changes would be noticeable. The Erebuni Fortress is one of the oldest fortresses that have survived to the present day. The city of Erebuni was founded in 782 BC and is identified with Yerevan, therefore, 782 BC it is also considered the foundation year of Yerevan.