Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias - Lebanon
As announced earlier, since its foundation 25 years ago, the Cilicia Museum of the Catholicosate of Cilicia underwent a complete renovation and reorganization, under the initiation of His Holiness Aram I and sponsored by Mrs. Garo and Sossé Eshgiyan, church members from the Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church in the USA.
On Wednesday, June 17th, 2020, the museum committee held a meeting, presided over by His Holiness Aram I, at St. Mary Monastery in Bikfaya, for a briefing and assessment of the work done thus far. On this occasion, the Catholicos expressed his commendation to the benefactors, chair of the committee Mr. Megerditch Yapoudjian, who had also undertaken the architectural renovation of the museum, and Vart Bizans, the representative of the The Association of Armenian Culture Heritage Protection, V. Rev. Fr. Baruyr Shernezian, the director of the Musuem, and his assistants.
Following the discussions, the committee took a number of decisions with the prospect of further developing the museum.