Thursday, July 16, 2015

Major exhibition of Armenian artefacts reflects the strong influence of the Church

SWITZERLAND---The Museum of the Swiss Abroad at Domaine de Penthes, Switzerland, presents a major exhibition of Armenian artefacts taken from The Kalfayan Collection. Land-locked and mountainous, Armenia stands in an area where different populations, religions and cultures meet. Between Europe and Asia, Christianity and Islam, Armenia has developed a rich and sophisticated cultural spirit. The collection reflects the strong influence of the Armenian Church, despite the prevalence of Islam in the surrounding countries, but incorporates both ecclesiastical and secular works, with exceptional porcelains from China, ceramics from Kutahya, decorative objects and manuscripts. [link]