The Armenian Revolutionary Federation Archives Institute announced Thursday that it has received a $50,000 grant from the Lisbon-based world-renowned Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. The grant will fund the upgrading and advancing of the institute’s technological capabilities.
In thanking the Armenian division of the Gulbenkian Foundation, ARF Archives Institute director Vatche Proodian and publications director Yervant Pamboukian have welcomed the grant, emphasizing the important role Gulbenkian Armenian division director Zaven Yegavian has played in the preservation of Armenian culture and national ideals.
The archives institute leaders have singled out Yegavian’s important role in garnering financial assistance to Armenian national and cultural institutions, expressing hope that similar programs will continue in the future.
Proudian stated that the Gulbenkian grant will be allocated for upgrading and advancing the Archives Institute’s technological capabilities, which will greatly enhance the activities of the organization.
The ARF Archives Institute was founded in July 2008 with a mission to categorize and process the archives through technologically advanced methods, prepare them for publication as well as to make them available for academic research in an internationally accepted manner. Currently, the archives are being digitized.