“Making Innovations and Not Being Afraid of Criticism”
28.04.2017
“Making Innovations and Not Being Afraid of Criticism”

The Pedagogical University welcomed the Minister of Culture Armen Amiryan. During his meeting with students the Minister spoke about the upcoming activities to be implemented in the field, Ministry’ projects for young people and future perspectives.

“I am not a guest in this University; I have tied my whole life with this University since 1985, having the luck to work with several generations”, mentioned the RA Minister of Culture during his meeting with students at the Faculty of Culture; likewise, he added that this was a unique and responsible meeting with his own youth.

In the very beginning of the conversation, he addressed to the students as his future colleagues anticipating to hear suggestions about the upcoming activities of the institution, and to find common edges in regards with the popularization of Armenian culture.

When speaking about the adopted reforms, the Minister first of all emphasized the importance of capitalisation of culture, its appraisal that will lead to popularisation of culture.

Preserving historical- cultural monuments, restoring them, improving cinematography, particularly, establishing cinematography institute, implementing programmes in the areas of publication and museums, etc.- Minister Amiryan discussed with the future representatives of the given fields about upcoming reforms in reference with the above-mentioned, as well as other areas that would be dictated by the time, in order to be able to step along with the rest of the World.

In addition, Armen Amiryan assured that when fulfilling the functions and reforms the Ministry was trying to set up new flow of interest towards books, to make it in a way that free time was combined with art, and the Armenian culture was popularized not only for historical and cultural values, but also for modern art.

Moreover, during the meeting the Minister also made a certain suggestion- for those students, who would be ready to return to their native villages or towns and to create a cultural unit, the Ministry would finance the expenditures of the unit for two continuous years, preliminarily discussing its future business objectives therewith.

“Go for innovations, and do not be afraid of criticism”.

The meeting with the Minister proceeded with a Q&A session with students, starting with creating an application, up to desire to work at the Ministry.

The meeting was finalized with the Minister’s promise.
“Let’s preserve the old, create new”; and in reply to the students’ question “When is the new going to arrive?”, he stated optimistically- Soon.

And last but not least, during his visit to the University, Armen Amiryan also went to the Faculty of Art Education, where he granted diplomas to the best three participants of the exhibition opened on 7 April.

 

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