History and Mission
Established in 2003, NGO “Association of Museum Workers and Friends” is an organization of museum workers from more than 50 museums of Armenia. Through cooperation with all interested stakeholders, the organization supports consolidation of Armenian museum workers and development of the field in general. The NGO also supports professional education that meets market demand, as well as modernization of museum work with general public. Since its establishment, the Association has implemented social-cultural projects, professional trainings, advisory and expert services, etc.
The Association of Museum Workers and Friends in cooperation with ICOM Armenia and support from All Armenian Fund publishes a research-methodical annual “Museum” aimed at promotion of museum studies, as well as scientific-methodological research and awareness on museums in Armenia.
Main objectives are
Establishment and development of collaboration between well-know foreign cultural institutions and individual specialists.
Provide accessible and practical information about the museums both for local and international experts.
With the involvement of foreign and local experts organization of professioanl trainings, seminars and conferences to strengthen the capacity of museum workers in implementing educational programs.
Professional support of organization museum permanent and temporary exhibitions.
Promotion and implementation of various atteactive projects for divers target groups of society.
Stimulation of professional interest among students from different universities and involvement in volunteerism for museums.