THE MUSEUM OF PRINTING

     The book and book publishing have
become national rings at the crossroads of the history of the Armenian people that
transmit historical facts and scientific achievements to generations. The
history of the Armenian printing went through various stages of development,
which allowed future generetions to improve the art of printng.
 
    In 2012
Yerevan was declared World Book Capital by UNESCO,
and the 500th anniversary of the Armenian Book Printing was celebrated. During
these events, it was agreed to establish t
he Museum
of Printing. The museum
creates in the Armenian National library which is the largest cache of Armenian
printed
. The museum consists of six exhibition halls.
THE ORIGIN OF WRITING  introducing
the period of
writing
prior
in Armenian Highland.
THE ARMENIAN ALPHABET.  With samples of the Armenian script and the
first examples of the Armenian alphabet in European publications.
THE PIONEERS OF ARMENIAN
PRINTING

representing the first Armenian prints, such as “The Friday Book” (1512,
Venice), the first Armenian    printed
Bible (1666, Amsterdam),    the first
Armenian printed map (1695, Amsterdam), the first printed Armenian periodical
“Azdarar” (
1794 - 1796, Madras).
THE DIASPORA OF ARMENIAN
PRINTING.
Information about the
Armenian printing centers that played a significant role in the development of
Armenian printing
.
THE HALL BOOK PUBLISHING  presented the investment of Armenian merchants in the history
of printing,  also  dedicated to the book publishing, its
originators of the world. There are shown printing machines, clichés, Armenian
printing pictures of the different countries, through the holograph display it
is shown the main forms of printing.
ETERNITY OF WRITING  representing the modern state of  printing in the Republic of Armenia and  Artsakh.
The museum is full of
new technologies which creates an interactive environment for informal
education.
Later
t
he museum will become
the Armenian Book Research Center.