The Grand Opening Launch of the Armenian Heritage Gallery in Singapore took place on 24 May 2018 presided by His Grace Bishop Haigazoun Najarian.
Located at the newly renovated Parsonage building, situated adjacent to the Singapore Armenian Church on Hill Street in Singapore, the Armenian Heritage Gallery aims to enhance the level of community outreach and engagement by providing a comprehensive, interactive learning experience that explores the journey and achievements of the Armenian Communities in Singapore and Asia from the early days of settlement through to the present day.
The Heritage Gallery comprises multiple elements including a museum, library and a small gift shop, and features rare artefacts, books, photos and other historical items collected from the various community archives in Singapore, Asia, Armenia and worldwide. As part of the Singapore Government’s Heritage Trail, the Armenian Heritage Gallery will be an important destination on the cultural route for Armenians and visitors alike in Singapore.
The Armenian Heritage Gallery is a collaboration between the Singapore Armenian Community and Armenian communities worldwide, and enjoys support under the National Heritage Board’s Heritage Project Grant. It is the first Armenian museum of its kind to be established in Asia.
The Gallery is currently open by appointment only until construction of the adjacent new Community Reception Hall is complete.
The names of Benefactors and Donors are inscribed at the entrance to the Gallery, honouring them in perpetuity for their generosity:
Narek Agadzhanian & Family
Khazhak Markarian & Family
John & Matthew Marcarian, Founders, CST Tax Advisors Singapore, great-grandsons of Arratoon Basil, Member of Singapore Armenian Community (late 1800s)
Henri & Lara Arslanian
Krikor & Sandra Basmadjian
in loving memory of Levon & Lucik Der Gregorian
Ara Hampartsoumian & Family
in loving memory of Jeanne & Daniel Thomasian
Werner-Mackertich family in loving memory of Samuel Chirzad Mackertich