Ararat-Eskijian Museum has added two valuable pieces, which well-represent Armenian religious art heritage, to its growing collection.
On December 9, Ararat Home welcomed a brief visit by His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem. The Patriarch visited both care facilities on the Mission Hills campus and met with the administration, several trustees, volunteers, staff and residents.
The primary purpose of the Patriarch’s visit, however, was to personally deliver two items that he was donating from his personal collection to Ararat-Eskijian Museum.
Museum Director Maggie Mangassarian-Goschin was elated to receive the two Kutahya-ceramic hanging ornaments. These pieces have significant historical and artistic value, and the Museum’s collection, until now, had only held a souvenir replica of such ornaments.