Yerevan museums | World Collection
State Museum of Armenian History
The museum was founded by the law accepted by the Parliament of the first republic of Armenia. It was called National anthropological museum-library. On August 20th, 1921 it was opened for the visitors. It was formed on the basis of collections of Caucasian Armenian Ethnographic company, museums of Armenian antiquities of Nor Nakhchevan, Antiquity Depository of Ani, Vagharshapat Matenadaran.
The national collection consisted of about 400000 items is kept in the State Museum of Armenian History, completing the culture and history of Armenia coming from pre-historic times.
For more visit www.historymuseum.am
National Art Gallery of Armenia
The National Art Gallery is situated in Republic Square of Yerevan. It was founded in 1921, but the previous two-storey building made of black tufa was faced with white stone and an eight-storey branch building was erected in the yard in 1978. The Art Gallery created a rich collection of Armenian, Russian and West Europe painting (more than 25 thousand exhibits), it is a member of the International Association of Fine Arts museums.
For more visit www.gallery.am