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My Armenia | Smithsonian Folklife
We share these stories to illuminate the myriad experiences that might unfold in this small but historically and culturally rich area of the world, and to document these dynamic ways of expressing local cultures. At the Smithsonian, we support the cultural sustainability of communities through the identification, documentation, preservation, and sharing of their most cherished cultural spaces and expressions—including monuments and heritage sites, language, crafts, music, dance, food, storytelling, traditional knowledge, and more.
By strengthening cultural sustainability, we promote the long-term viability, vitality, and diversity of cultures around the world.
click Strengthening the capacity and offerings of local museums, archaeological sites, adventure activities, and artisans will sustain this cultural heritage. Enhanced and diversified community-based tourism offerings can drive sustainable economic growth to rural areas and support the sustainability of Armenian cultural heritage.
Working with sustainable tourism firm Solimar International, we will share the compelling stories of Armenian musicians, craftspeople, dancers, winemakers, and more with people around the world. Pomegranates, an iconic symbol of Armenian hospitality, for sale in a village market in Vayots Dzor region. The Smithsonian aims to build partnerships with Armenian universities, educational organizations, and foundations, as well as with diaspora communities around the world to support My Armenia.
Working with Armenian students, artists and designers, anthropologists, ethnographers, archaeologists, folklorists, historians, filmmakers, photographers, and local communities, we strive to expand existing scholarship on Armenian cultural heritage. Culture of, by, and for the People. Browse By. My Armenia.
Photo by SLMotley. Introduction Armenia is a small country nestled in the South Caucasus, at the crossroads of Asia and Europe. The first nation to adopt Christianity as its state religion, it is home to rich and resilient cultural traditions, beautiful landscapes, and complex histories.
Still, Armenia remains a mystery to many around the world. Baking lavash in Rind Village, Vayots Dzor region. Carving a khatchkar, or cross stone, near Areni village, Vayots Dzor region. Capacity Building.