ArmInfo.The Erebuni Historical and Archaeological Museum will acquire a new building. The contract on financing the project was signed today by Yerevan Mayor Hayk Marutyan and American philanthropist of Armenian descent John Balyan.
As the press service of the Yerevan Municipality reports, the investment program provides for the construction of a new modern building right behind the museum, which should be in harmony with architecture and will be equipped with innovative technologies. New exhibition halls with animated exhibits will be presented in the new building, and visitors will get acquainted with the history of Yerevan through a virtual tour. Scientific laboratories will also be opened in the area.
Within the framework of the project, a tender for construction will be announced. The total cost of the program is more than $ 1.5 million.
Mayor Hayk Marutyan, emphasizing the importance of the expansion program of the Erebuni Museum, noted that this is an exceptional project, which is designed to play a unique role in the development and revitalization of the cultural life of Yerevan.
Philanthropist John Balyan, in turn, noted that the implementation of the project was expected for his entire family. "For many years my wife and I thought about what we can do for Armenia and the Armenian people. We thought and discussed many projects, but in the end we decided to implement the cultural idea. Erebuni and the Urartu region played an important role in shaping our history and culture. Our goal is to expand the museum's space and attract more visitors. The signing of the contract was the first step in this direction. I hope next year we will lay the first stone in the foundation of the future building, "he said.