03.02.2011, 15:03

A National Gallery will be established in Stepanakert, with 300
donated paintings already collected, benefactor, academician Grigor
Gabrielyants, initiator of the idea, told a press conference in

The benefactor himself has donated his collection of 21 paintings
to the Gallery. The rest of the paintings have been donated from
Mongolia, Ethiopia, Egypt, United States, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan,
France and many other countries.

There are many paintings by famous Russian painters.

One hundred paintings have been donated by Armenian painters; there
are canvases by Martiros Saryan, Minas. The Armenian Ministry of
Culture has donated 5 paintings.

The academician said that a building for the Gallery will be chosen
soon, and the Gallery is expected to be opened in 2011 August.

From: A. Papazian