“The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters” is the unique gallery, where is preserved the complete collection of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan sisters.
“The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters” is one of the unique galleries in the Republic of Armenia, where is found the complete collection of the painting, graphic, ceramic works of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan sisters. The gallery has been working since 1987. In the gallery is preserved nearly 620 original works presented by the sisters.
After the ruinous earthquake of 1988 the building of the gallery was given to the homeless people and was reopened in 2004.
The gallery is a two-storied building. On the ground floor is exhibited the works of Eranuhi Aslamazyan, and on the first floor – the works of Mariam Aslamazyan.
The building of the gallery is situated in the central square of Gyumri. The building as the Qeshishovs residence was constructed in the 80's of the 19th century by their family - the opulent merchants, famous in Gyumri. This building is a bright example of 19th century town building architecture of Aleksandrapol which includes the elements of European and traditional Armenian architecture of that time forming original Gyumri town with black tuff masonry. The building has an interesting architectural feature: luxurious inner courtyard and wooden balcony.
In 1980 the building as the vivid example of the 19th century architecture was included in the “Kumayri Reserve Museum” entering into the list of historic-cultural heritage buildings preserved by the state.
During its 136 years the building of the gallery has been twice subjected to the ruinous earthquake took place in Gyumri (1923, 1988) after which it was reconstructed and reopened.
”The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters” is considered the only gallery of the Republic of Armenia where the authors of the exhibited and the preserved creations have changed the attitude towards the gender equality of their period.
The Gallery realizes also cultural education programs, which assist the dissemination and promotion of Armenian culture.