Until No Stone Remains Unturned: the Cultural Heritage of the Kingdom of Medieval Armenia
5 October – 10 November 2023
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
- Jiří Mahen Library, Kobližná 4, Brno
We cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition "Until No Stone Remains Unturned: the Cultural Heritage of the Kingdom of Medieval Armenia", which is unique in the Czech environment. The panel exhibition will be opened by art historian Ivan Foletti with a lecture on the extraordinary charm and intricate history of the 7th century cathedral of Mren. On display will be the surviving architectural, painting and sculptural works of the finest masters of medieval Armenia. Breathtaking buildings such as Mren, Horromos and Khtskonkh would be found in the east of modern-day Turkey. This territory used to belong to historical Armenia, so it is a cultural heritage affected by tragic historical events that make these monuments fight for their existence almost every day. Come and see photographs of the magnificent buildings of medieval Armenia, accompanied by compelling stories of their dramatic fates.
The panel exhibition was created within the framework of the project "Armenian Art and Culture: A Menaced Heritage", which is implemented by the Centre for Early Medieval Studies at the Department of Art History of the Faculty of Arts at Masaryk University in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia to the Czech Republic and with the financial support of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Armenia.
Planned program of the opening, 5th October 2023:
- 17:30 – Opening ceremony of the exhibition
- 18:15 – Lecture by Professor Ivan Foletti on the intricate history of the 7th century Mren Cathedral