On February 26 & 27, 2022, the Ararat-Eskijian Museum (AEM) and Armenian Dress and Textile Project (ADTP) hosted a special two-day event at the Ararat Home of Los Angeles, which presented mid-19th century Armenian life and cultural history highlighted in the newly translated memoir of Setrak Timourian and his family’s migration from Gesaria (Kayseri) to Los Angeles. The event was comprised of an exhibition at the George Deukmejian Community Center and hybrid conference from the Sheen Memorial Chapel.
Where? Sheen Memorial Chapel, Zoom (with Registration) and LiveStreamed on YouTube
When? 1:30-7:00pmPST. For a detailed conference schedule, see below.
The conference features interactive lectures and discussions with international scholars who will present a contextual understanding of Armenian life in mid-19th to 20th century Gesaria (Kayseri), Turkey.
Click here for the Conference Schedule.
Click here to download a copy of the Conference program.
Dr. Vahe Tachjian, Houshamdyan
Dr. Y. Tolga Cora, Bogazici University, Istanbul
Dr. Sylvie L. Merian, Morgan Library & Museum
Dr. Khatchig Mouradian, Library of Congress
Dr. Carolann Najarian, M.D
Dr. Tina Demirdjian, ADTP Founder, Co-director, Poet
Dr. Sofi Khachmanyan, ADTP Co-director, Armenian Textile & Costume Designer
Dr. Carol Tuntland, ADTP Co-director, European Costume Designer
Dr. Mary MacGregor-Villarreal, ADTP Co-director, Folklorist
Dr. Adom Boudjikanian, Kayseri Folk Medicine Specialist
Arthur Telfeyan, Textile Dyes and Pigments Expert
Where? George Deukmejian Community Center
When? Open between 12:00-7:00pm PST. (Exhibition will be open February 26- March 6, 2022 from 12:00-5:00pm PST)
AEM and Armenian Dress and Textile Project (ADTP) hosted an exhibit displaying ancestral Armenian textiles, rugs, and costumes from the Telfeyan and Timourian families, in Gesaria (Kayseri), Turkey during the 19th & 20th Century Ottoman period. The exhibit highlighted the human stories behind the items of their owners and probed themes of daily life, survival and migration.
See a video recording of the exhibit below.
Click here to learn more about ADTP.
Armenian Film Foundation
Armenian Rugs Society
CA State University Northridge Armenian Studies Program
CA State University Fresno Armenian Studies Program
Narekatsi Chair of Armenian Studies at UCLA
National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)
Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives
The Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA