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ROCHEMP Center presents an online webinar: Preserving Historic Districts in the Contemporary Global Cities, September 4, Friday, 2020

17:00-19:00 Rome, Warsaw time,
19:00-21:00 Yerevan time.

At a time when historic cities are under pressure to radically transform themselves to meet new, global needs, what is the significance of preserving ancient traditional neighborhoods?

What is the relationship with sustainability, to which everyone, administrations, local communities and technicians say they want to aspire?

What contribution can international charters make to these processes?

What are the benefits for communities and stakeholders?

What examples can be considered significant?

The webinar is organized by the ROCHEMP. Regional Center for Cultural Heritage Enhancement, Management and Protection, bringing together the international and Armenian experts to reflect on the relevant issue of preserving historic districts in the contemporary global cities.

The webinar’s program.

Some good news for the Museums and Libraries in Armenia: Based on the Decision N 253 of the Superintendent of the State of Emergency, August 18, 2020 Museums and Libraries in Armenia are reopened.

Due to the situation with COVID-19 the Armenian Committee of ICOM in collaboration with its partners Ministry of Science, Education, Culture and Sports of RA, ROCHEMP . Regional Center for Cultural Heritage Enhancement, Management and Protection, ”My Armenia” program of USAID and the Smithsonian Institution and others has initiated the gradual implementation of ”COVID-19 Consequences Relief Program for Museums and Museum-Reserves”.

As a result of the information received from the needs assessment of museums and museum-reserves in Armenia, the program’s partner, USAID ”My Armenia” program has provided 36 museums and museum-reserves of 5 regions of Republic of Armenia — Shirak, Lori, Tavush, Vayots Dzor and Siunik, with the technical equipment, hygiene and safety kits for the relief and overcoming of COVID-19 challenges. This support constitutes part of the COVID-19 consequences relief program.

Here you can download files which present the museum visiting rules in times of COVID-19 for printing:

Download printing file for A1 indication signs 

Download printing file for A4 indication signs

Download printing file for floor signs

We are hopeful that this support can help you to carry out your work more effectively both remotely and at the museums or museum-reserves.

For the full implementation of this program we encourage you to use the guidelines on ”How to reopen in times of COVID-19” in Armenian which can be downloaded from the official websites of ICOM Armenia, ROCHEMP and other partners.

Thank you for your cooperation and collaboration in the enhancement, management and protection of cultural heritage.

If you have questions do not hesitate to contact:

Connecting Formal and Informal Education with Digital Cultural Heritage

Join this unique event where museum educators and teachers will learn about new trends and tools to engage remotely with learners.

Europeana Education and the LEM Group of NEMO invites you to a learning event online addressed to museum educators and teachers.

During a two days workshop, you will know more about innovative pedagogical trends, free available resources to engage remotely with students and get insights into our plans to strengthen formal and informal education with digital cultural heritage. The event is also an opportunity to meet and discuss with peers across Europe, share your experience with online tools, and get practical insight on how to design eLearning activities for your learners in this disruptive period.

Important information:

  • Places are limited to museum educators and teachers. After your registration, we will select the candidates according to country representation. We will inform you by the end of July if you’ve got a place.
  • For those completing the workshop, we will grant a certificate.

Please, register for the workshop here. The draft programme can be consulted here

Link to the source:

Museum in short

As a part of our mission to enhance cultural heritage of the Region and to assist museums in engaging new audiences by using multimedia approach, ROCHEMP will continue sharing and promoting new opportunities for Armenian and regional museums. In this respect, the opportunity to participate in the international contest Museum in short is the one that should not be missed. The contest is a great chance for museums to use their creative approach and new tools for presenting their museum at the international level. For more information on the requirements and application process, please read below.   

Museums in Short is an international contest open to short videos realized by/for/with museums.

Since 2012, Museums in Short award is addressed to institutions, authors or producers who use audiovisual language to enhance museum communication and engage audiences. Projects may include documentaries, animations, trailers and visual installations.


The deadline for the submissions is 31st August 2020.

  1. Participants are museums / producers / authors.
  2. Entries are supposed to be in video format, related to museums and produced from 1st January 2017 onwards.

Videos must be in English or with English subtitles. Videos in different languages without English subtitles won’t be accepted. The maximum length required is of 10 minutes.

Each museum can be represented by only 1 video. The final judgment on the pertinence of the content is a prerogative of the organization.

3. Sections

The Award is open to the following categories of videos:

The section must be specified in the Enrollment Form

4. Registration is free of charge.

5. Materials required for application

  • The file of the video must be sent online (via WeTransfer or similar services) to the following e-mail address: .
  • Please, try not to exceed the maximum size file of 2GB. All the formats are admitted.
  • Enrollment Form filled out in every part
  • Release Note for the Use of video, Release Note for the Use of the Music in the video, Treatment of Personal Details
  • If the application is submitted by producers or authors: a written declaration signed by a representative of the museum, by which the museum accepts to be represented in Museums in Short 2020 by that video.
  • Optional: A video presentation of the short film by the author (via WeTransfer or similar, maximum 2 minutes sent online to the e-mail: )

Submissions presenting incomplete application forms will not be accepted.

By applying to the competition, every participant gets responsible for the content of the submitted work. Participants allow the uploading of the videos, as well as trailers or frames of the work, to the dedicated website  and the related medias of every member of the Organizing committee. The organization reserves the right to request the shortlisted participants additional information for promotional purposes.

6. Awards

After the closure of applications, a commission formed by experts in the field of museums and multimedia will select the winner. The date and the complete program of the award ceremony will be communicated later and published on the website .

The winner will also be invited to present his achievement at the annual Best in Heritage IMAGINES event – the global conference featuring award-winning museum, heritage and conservation projects – that is held at the end of each September, in Dubrovnik (Croatia). More info:

The commission may give special mentions related to sections.

All the participants will be part of an online archive managed by musil. Videos will also include in a platform managed by European Museum Academy and used as scientific and teaching documents in European museum studies programmes or similar.

An online platform will give to the public the opportunity to vote for the public’s favourite short.

Participation in the competition implies full acceptance of these rules.

Any variations or updates will be communicated on .

Please contact us at  for any question.

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The Intensive Training Course will Restart on 27th of April

Due to the global pandemic caused by COVID19, we had to temporarily suspend activities of the training course launched on February. The current state of health has prompted a shift in teaching methods. In the current situation, ROCEMP Center and University Alma Mater Studiorum of Bologna will resume the Intensive Training Course for Cultural Heritage specialists from 27th of April in the online platform.

ROCHEMP2020: training for cultural heritage experts

As part of the ROCHEMP Project, starting from February 2020, the pilot course “ROCHEMP2020: training for cultural heritage experts” will be activated in Yerevan.
Call for partecipation

23 – 24 Gennaio 2020 – Cultural Heritage: experiences and perspectives in International context

The International Conference “Cultural Heritage: experiences and perspectives in International context” will be held on 23rd and 24th January 2020 in Yerevan (Armenia), at the Conference Hall of the Matenadaran Mesrop Masthots Research Institute for Ancient Manuscipts.
The event, organized by the ROCHEMP Center with the support of the Department of Cultural Heritage of the University of Bologna (Italy), the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Armenia and AICS – Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, will involve local, regional and international experts in an exchange of experiences and points of view on international cooperation in the conservation and management of Cultural Heritage, on the training of the different professionals working in the field and how can be involve the public.
The Conference stands as an opportunity for sharing and dialogue among experts in the field, fostering the development of new studies and perspectives for the enhancement of Cultural Heritage as a leading actor for social and economic growth.
The event will end with a round table where guests and public will share considerations and points of view on the topics of the two days.
The Conference “Cultural Heritage: experiences and perspectives in International context” is part of a series of public meetings organized by the ROCHEMP Center, two of which took place on last 17th December, and which will cover different aspects of tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage in the Republic from Armenia.

Program EN HY

17th December 2019 – Promotion of Armenian Cultural Heritage Knowledge in Europe

h. 11.30-14.30, National Gallery of Armenia

The programme

17th December 2019- Quality principles: from the first drawings to the building site

h. 14.30-16.30, National Gallery of Armenia

The programme