CULTURE:

An interesting exhibition in Valence-France


The exhibition, “My Dear Brother: Armenians in Turkey100 Years Ago” opens on May 26th in Valence, inFrance. The exhibition can be visited at the Centre du Patrimoine Armenien until September 16th. More than 500 postcards, selected among the 4000 postcards from the collection of Orlando Carlo Calumeno and majorly issued between 1900 – 1914, willbe shown at the exhibition which is prepared by Birzamanlar Publishing. On the postcards, there are the pictures of Armenianquarters, churches, monastries, schools, orphanages invarious cities; hotels, trade companies and firmsowned by Armenians; missionary schools and hospitalsfounded for Armenians or used generally by Armenians.

Some of the postcards are also consisted of thoseproduced by Armenian editors, photographed by anArmenian or those posted to or by an Armenian; andthose written in Armenian and cachet of Armenians. “My Dear Brother” is based on social, industrial, cultural and private lifes of Armenians lived inTurkey, in the beginning of the 20th century; and itfounds a bridge between the two cultures pressuredbetween the past and the present. Opening in January 2005, in Istanbul for the firsttime, it was shown a great interest and visited bymore than 7000 people during 10 days. The international version of the exhibition, was displayed in Munich, Koln, Frankfurt in Germany, in 2005 – 2006.

In France, there will be French text in addition to Turkish and Armenian ones. Research and text is carriedout by Osman Koker; Armenian translation, reduction, composition and copy reading is carried out by Pakrat Estukyan, Rober Haddeciyan, Takuhi Tovmasyan Zaman and Melissa Bilal; French translation is done by Haldun Bayri.

Sireli Yeghpayrs (Mon cher frère)

Les Arméniens en Turquie il y a 100 ans à travers les cartes postales de la collection Orlando

Carlo Calumeno 26 May – 16 September 2007

Centre du Patrimoine Arménien

14 rue Louis Gallet

26000 Valence

www.patrimoinearmenien.org

Thanks to Birzamanlar Yayincilik: www.birzamanlaryayincilik.com

Source: http://www.collectifvan.org/article.php?r=0&id=10086

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