Presentation of A Legacy of Armenian Treasures to Feature Edmond Azadian


BELMONT, Mass. — Edmond Y. Azadian will be the principal speaker at the Boston-area launch of the book, A Legacy of Armenian Treasures: The Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum, on Saturday, August 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR), 395 Concord Ave.

The event will be co-sponsored by the Armenian Mirror-Spectator and NAASR.

The Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum in Southfield, Mich., is home to a large and rich collection of Armenian art and artifacts, including illuminated manuscripts, early printed books, rugs and carpets, sacred vessels and vestments, textiles and embroidery, ceramics, metalwork, paintings, coins, and objects from the ancient kingdom of Urartu.

The newly-published volume, A Legacy of Armenian Treasures, features more than 160 of the museum’s most vital and beautiful pieces, each reproduced in full color and accompanied by a detailed entry.  The book features a Foreword by Thomas F. Mathews of New York University and an Introduction by Edmond Y. Azadian; Sylvie Merian of the Pierpont Morgan Library served as the Editorial Coordinator and museum director Lucy Ardash was the General Coordinator.  Essays by nine renowned scholars of Armenian art and artifacts shed light not only on the artistic significance of these objects but also on their cultural context.

At this book launch event, Azadian will provide background information in the development of the Manoogian Museum and the creation of A Legacy of Armenian Treasures. Introductory remarks will be given by Alin Gregorian, editor of the Armenian Mirror-Spectator, and Marc Mamigonian, director of Academic Affairs, NAASR.

A Legacy of Armenian Treasures will be available for one night only at a special sale price of $60 including sales tax (regular price $75.00 plus tax).

More information about this program may be had by e-mailing [email protected], or writing to NAASR, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA 02478.