BURBANK, CA – Zvartnots Cultural Committee and Organization of Istanbul Armenians present an illustrated talk “Treasures of Faith” Sacred Objects from the Armenian Churches of Constantinople by Dr. Ronald Marchese , University of Minnesota, Duluth. . The event will take place on Thursday, October 16, at 7:30pm Diocesan Headquarter, Zorayan Museum 3325 N. Glenoaks Blvd. Burbank, CA 91504

Dr. Ronald Marchese will discuss his recent research in Constantinople/Istanbul with a talk on “Treasures of Faith: Sacred Objects from the Armenian Churches of Constantinople”.

Dr. Marchese is professor of ancient history and archaeology at the University of Minnesota, Duluth and has spent the last several years documenting the rich cultural history of the Armenians in Constantinople, by studying the works of arts that the Armenians produced.

Dr. Marchese received his PhD from New York University and has a distinguished career in archaeology, having conducted research at the Plataiai Archaeological Excavation in Greece and at Tel Dor in Israel.

He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters in the field. He is the author, together with Marlene Breu, of Splendor and Spectacle: The Armenian Orthodox Church Textile Collections of Istanbul (Çitlembik Ltd., Istanbul, 2010).

He has authored several other books on art and weaving.

As well as his new and upcoming publication “Sacred Relics and Artifacts from the Armenian churches of Constantinople”

For Further information, please contact Dr. Avedikian (818) 800-1976

Admission Free, open to the public reception to follow the progam.

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