Saint Petersburg's Miller Exhibit Draws Large Crowds
Thanks to its collaboration agreement with the Museum of Ethnography of Saint Petersburg, AJF funded the research and publication of the Treasures of Western Armenia, a veritable time capsule of everyday traditions used by Armenians prior to the Genocide as recorded by famous ethnographer Alexander Miller. About two-dozen AJF patrons funded the entire project as our jewellery community's collective tribute to the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide. AJF also co-funded the inauguration ceremonies of the first full exhibit of the collection and the book launch on April 27, 2015, in the presence of dignitaries and scholars. Hailed as one the most original collection and design presentations to showcase, the Saint Petersburg exhibit has surpassed expectations in terms of public interest. Due to this success, the Museum has extended the exhibit, which continues to be on display.
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