After 25 years of extensive activities in the field of preservation and documentation by RESEARCH ON ARMENIAN ARCHITECTURE, we look back to an array of accomplishments.
RAA and its members
have developed an impressive volume of work. They have organized
86 field trips and scientific research expeditions to Western
Armenia, Cilicia, Iran, Georgia, Nakhijevan, Azerbaijan and
regions outside of the Republic of Armenia. The results of these
trips are over 120,000 photo slides all contained in seven volume
of microfiche albums. These slides document Armenian
architectural monuments, some of which do not exist any more.
This makes RAA documents an invaluable surviving testimony.
Innumerable churches, castles, houses and monasteries were
surveyed, measured and graphically recreated to document
architectural history. Some monuments were restored and saved
from natural and man-made perils in Iran Syria and Armenia; more
are scheduled for restoration. Several books and articles were
published which include the impressive volumes on "St.
Stepanos", "St. Tadeus" and the "Churches of
New Djulfa" published in Italy.
The Board of directors of RAA/USA is proud to be part of such an outstanding institution. The immense service rendered by RAA to the people of Armenian descent worldwide must be greatly appreciated and strongly supported.
On behalf of my colleagues, I would like to wish RAA continuous years of successful activities and am looking forward to dhe support of the Armenian community.
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