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Armenia Tourist Attractions
 Centre of Popular Creation
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The Hovhannes Sharambeyan Centre of Popular Creation www.cpc.am is a unique cultural centre preserving and exhibiting select pieces of Armenian traditional decorative-applied arts and primitive fine art. The collection of these was initiated by a group of enthusiastic ethnographers lead by Habetnak Babayan in 1930-ies. Their efforts brought to establishment of a Folk Creative House the collection of which was the bases for establishment of the Centre.

The Armenian Centre of Popular Creation was founded in 1978 by the Ministry of Culture of Soviet Armenia. The founder and first director was Hovhannes Sharambeyan. The national cultural values comprising the museum collection widely illustrate the different phases of development of Armenian crafts. The exhibits include pieces of woodworking, stone carving, metal smith, pottery, embroidery, rugs and carpets, paintings of primitive artists, micro miniatures. The collection is continuously enriched by acquisitions and donations, among which a special place have the donations of Armenians from Diaspora and foreigners.

The traditional folk arts permanently develop. The works of contemporary Armenian craftsmen demonstrate amazing taste, skills and imagination of their authors as have done the works of old masters for centuries so far. The centrre devotes special attention to popularization and promotion of traditional arts. It organizes periodically exhibitions of works by contemporary Armenian masters. Special attention is devoted to the works of craftsmen from Armenian Diaspora.

Exhibits from the centre collection have been displayed in different galleries in France, Belgium, Italy, Greece, Portugal and other countries.







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