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Sergey

Parajanov

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Museum

Welcome to the fantastic world of Sergey Parajanov. Discover the new images, light, reality and the stories of magical world.

Open everyday
10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Dzoragiugh Ethnographic Center, Bldg 15&16 Yerevan
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about
museum

EST. - 1988

Founder - Zaven Sargsyan

The Sergei Parajanov Museum is a tribute to Soviet Armenian director and artist Sergei Parajanov and is one of the most popular museums in Yerevan. It represents Parajanov's diverse artistic and literary heritage.

The museum was founded in 1988 when Parajanov moved to Yerevan. Parajanov himself chose the place (Dzoragyugh ethnographic center in Yerevan) and construction project of museum. Due to the 1988 Armenian earthquake and socio-economic problems, the museum was opened only in June 1991, one year after Parajanov's death. The founding director of museum is Zaven Sargsyan. The museum is one of the cultural centers of Yerevan, known for its exhibitions, publications and honorary receptions (including the annual meetings of Yerevan International Film Festival guests).

The museum is situated in a traditional Caucasian-style building and consists of two floors.

Is there anywhere in the world a museum of Sergei Parajanov? A museum of his works - his graphics, dolls, collages, photographs, 23 screenplays and librettos of unrealized productions in cinema, theater, ballet...It would become an adornment and pride of any city. I know that sooner or later Paradjanov's screenplays would be published in a book and I hope that the city with that museum is going to be Yerevan.

Mikhail Vartanov

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Zaven Sargsyan, founding director of Parajanov Museum, told on creation of the Museum

Creation of the Museum was a crucial cultural achievement for our country

The Museum was build, and little by little favored by people of Yerevan, and currently it’s already hard to imagine Yerevan without this Museum. Besides that, we’ll have something to boast, that the son of our nation, who was a real genius, expressed his wish to see his museum here, in Yerevan.”

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We may boast, that the son of our nation, who was a real genius, wanted to see his museum, here, in Yerevan”

Zaven Sargsyan

Exhibitions in more than 30 Countries

Years of museum existence

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Museum’s main collection consists of 1637 exhibits, including flat and three-dimensional collages, assemblages, sketches made for films, hats, dolls and other personal belongings.

A collection of his letters is kept in the museum’s fond. Over the years the fond has been expanded and continues to be expanded and enriched today, thanks to the enthusiasts of his art.From the day of opening until now, S. Parajanov’s museum actively partakes in the city’s cultural, educational, and recreational life. Inheriting Parajanov’s traditions of hospitality, the museum’s welcoming doors are open every day to visitors, for whom the museum organizes various events and hospitalities.Parajanov’s celebration is not restricted to the museum’s territory, on the contrary, thanks to exhibitions, it travels around the world’s famous museums and galleries.In the 30 years of its existence the museum has organized 65 exhibitions in Cannes, Thessaloniki, Moscow, Rome, London, Los Angeles, Tehran, Paris, Montreal, Brussels, and Istanbul among others.

Host Your Event
at Museum 

When you host your event in a museum, you're leveraging its cultural cachet to generate prestige and excitement before, during, and after the event. This invitation pull can result in higher attendance than a traditional venue.The Sergei Parajanov Museum also has striking architecture and attractive interior features. As an added bonus, you can organize lectures, discussion of works of art or organize special excursions for your guests

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OurPublishments
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The Parajanov Kaleidoscope

The Parajanov Kaleidoscope. Drawings, Collages, Assemblages Compiled by Zaven Sargsyan, Introduction Levon Abrahamian Annotations Zaven Sargsyan and Levon Abrahamian Concept and design Haroutiun Samuelian S. Parajanov Museum, Yerevan, 2008

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Sergey Parajanov. Selected Artworks

Compiled by Zaven Sargsyan S. Parajanov Museum, Yerevan, 2011

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Sergey Parajanov. Isolation

Compiled by Zaven Sargsyan S. Parajanov Museum, Yerevan, 2018

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And who was Parajanov?

The book contains the memories of contemporaries about Sergei Parajanov and their thoughts about him and his work. Compilation and selection of illustrations Zaven Sargsyan 2021

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The Parajanov Kaleidascope. Drawings, collages, assemblages

Sergey Parajanov museum, Yerevan, 2018

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Armenia 1700 Years of Christian Architecture

M. Hasratyan, Z. Sargsyan, Sergey Parajanov museum, Yerevan, 2021

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Letters to the zone

Compiled by Zaven Sargsyan. Sergey Parajanov museum, Yerevan, 2020

OurPartners
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foundation

The" Friends of Art" Charitable Cultural Foundation was founded in April 2021. The mission of the foundation is to support the acquisition, study, preservation and popularization of Sergei Parajanov's creative heritage. educational, social and cultural development. Solving the problems of Sergey Parajanov Museum, implementing development initiatives, as well as supporting the programs of scientific, educational, social and cultural development implemented by the museum.