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Tatevik Saroyan, wearing a black top standing in front of a white background.

Tatevik Saroyan

Yerevan State University History Museum


Country: Armenia

ITP Year: 2022


Tatevik works as Director of Yerevan State University History Museum, where she is working on implementing a more professional approach to methods of preserving the collection, and raising awareness of the university’s activities through the museum. Tatevik also works as Exhibition Coordinator at the Matenadaran Research Institute of Ancient Manuscripts.

In 2022 Tatevik was the Head of the Public Relations department and her responsibilities included managing research and archival material whilst working with the media. Alongside this, she supported film crews working on projects involving the activities of the research institute, the museum complex, scientific and technical departments and the collection.

Tatevik’s other duties included organising upcoming events, exhibitions, conferences, lectures, official visits, and educational programmes, collaborating with various institutes and educational centres. She was also working on the brand package of the institute and creating a new website, alongside work on museum access.

Tatevik is also PhD student in the Matenadaran Research Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, the topic of her research being Coffee and the history of the Armenian’s everyday life (from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 21st century) which has involved several events such as talks, performances and an exhibition in 2022.

As an educator and museologist, Tatevik’s museum interests are PR and marketing, exhibitions, conferences and training courses and programmes and medieval art: manuscripts and paintings. Her personal interests include ethnography, sociology, museum pedagogy and the history of everyday life.

At the British Museum
During Tatevik’s time on the International Training Programme she spent time in whole group sessions for a detailed overview of all aspects of the Museum’s work, both front of house and behind the scenes.  She also spent time in the Middle East department. Tatevik spent her UK partner placement at National Museums Northern Ireland.

Tatevik worked with the ITP 2022 participants to develop a 15-object trail based on a story they wanted to share based around the British Museum collection. The theme of the trail was food and drink and Tatevik’s chosen object was a musical instrument – an Iranian tar or lute.

Tatevik’s place on the International Training Programme was generously sponsored by the supporters of the Lambert Fellowship.