Doctor of Art, Professor
Doctor of Art, Professor /Chair of Art History, Theory and Cultural Studies
1952 - Graduated Yerevan College of Arts Named after P. Terlemezyan
1958 – Graduated Yerevan State University, Department of History
Started his professional studies under the guidance of famous scientists L. Durnovo, L. Khachikyan, A. Bank, A. Mnacakanyan, S. Ter-Nersisyan.
Doctor’s Degree of Art
1968 - Defended a thesis and got an Academic Degree of Candidate of Art
1985 - Defended a doctorate dissertation and took Doctor’s Degree of Art
1986-2008 – Chief of Department of The Middle Ages Art in Matenadaran
Since 1989- Armenian State Pedagogical University (ASPU) Named after Kh. Abovyan Head of Department, then Professor of Department
Since 1959- Is working in M. Mashtotz Institute of Ancient Manuscripts–Matenadaran.
The history of artistic culture
Scope of Academic interests
Armenian history, culture, art.
“Armenian Divine Icons” (2003), “Armenian Miniature Painting” (2007, co-author, English, French, Russian; album), “New Jugha: Goods Art Decoration XVII-XVIII Centuries” (2007, co-author), “Armenian Miniature Painting. Vaspurakan” (1978, album) “Armenian Art History” (2009, co-author).
Participated in many International scientific meetings, had reports in Moscow, Berlin, Paris, Sankt Petersburg, Venetia, Tbilisi...
1996- Awarded State Prize of The Republic of Nagorno Kharabakh Yeghishe
2003- Awarded Acknowledgement by the President of the Republic of Armenia
2005- Honoured Scientist
2010- Awarded State Prize of The Republic of Armenia
2014- Armenia's National Assembly gold medal
Awarded “Diamond-encrusted Ararat” order by V.Tekeyan Cultural Union, Gold Medal by Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia, ASPU “Kh. Abovyan” and Artsakh State University Gold Medals.
Member of Academic and Non Governmental Societies and Councils.