The State Museum of Folk Art of Armenia is a unique center of culture where specimens of decorative and applied art are preserved and displayed. The museum with its two branches – Yerevan Exhibition of wood-carving and Dilijan Museum – carries on a considerable work in collecting, studying, and introducing Armenian folk art. The museum was founded in 1978. It is housed in one of the buildings of old Yerevan, in the reconstruction and design of which a group of talented folk craftsmen participated. The collection of the museum contains thousands of exquisite items made from silver and copper, stone and ceramics, bone and glass, as well as paintings and sculptures, woodcarving, embroidery, silverware, rugs, carpets, and jewelry.
The collection is constantly being enriched with works of present-day craftsman and articles of Armenia ancient art. In the course of the years of its existence the museum has got many donations from Armenians living abroad. The samples of the museum are valuable specimens of national culture, conveying our people’s experience gained through centuries, helping us to conceive with different stages of the development of Armenian national art and the revival of its traditions. Visit Museum of Folk Art where you will appreciate the work of the museum, the achievements to date and prospects for the future.
64, Abovyan st., Yerevan
Tel: (374.1) 575.683
The museum is open from 11:00 to 16:00 every day except Monday. Entrance is free.