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An island, a world. Venice and Armenia: not so far apart
Written by Livia Sartori di Borgoricco   

sanlazzaro.jpgTake line 20 from San Zaccaria to the San Lazzaro stop. Here begins your journey into the great Armenian civilization. First stroll around the island. Visit the monastery. After having breathed the air of one of Venice’s most ancient locations, go to see Armenia. Impronte di una civiltà, the fine exposition dedicated to Armenian culture which the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia is now hosting at the Correr Museum, in the National Archaeological Museum and in the Monumental Halls of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana.

 

Organized by Armenia’s Ministry of Culture and by Venice’s Civic Museums on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the printing, in Venice, of the first book in the Armenian language (in 1512), the exposition unwinds along a fascinating chronological and thematic path, in which we can admire more than two hundred works coming from the major museums and libraries of Armenia and Europe: ancient steles with incised crosses, polychrome miniatures, examples of sacred architecture, precious relics lovingly kept for centuries in the Holy See of the Apostolic Armenian Church at Echmiadzin.


«Armenia. Impronte di una civiltà»
From December to 10 April 2012 several places
Info www.visitmuve.it