YEREVAN (Armenpress) — Visitors of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute will have the opportunity to see Aurora Mardiganian’s suitcase, which she used to travel with in the USA during the shows of the film “Auction of Souls”. The director of the Armenian Genocide MuseumInstitute Hayk Demoyan, stated that the suitcase will replenish the exhibition of the MuseumInstitute starting from July 15.
“This suitcase was specially made for long journeys. Aurora Mardiganian used it while traveling throughout the USA the movie’s showing which was based on her story and in which she herself played herself”, said Hayk Demoyan.
At the opening ceremony of the “Golden Apricot” the director of the Armenian Genocide MuseumInstitute introduced to the audience the story of Aurora Mardiganian (Arshaluys Martikian) and the suitcase used by her during the showings of “Auction of Souls” made in 1918 in the USA.
Aurora Mardiganian’s suitcase was discovered with the efforts of Armenian Genocide MuseumInstitute and was obtained with the support of Director General of “VivacellMTS” Ralph Yirikian. It was transferred to Armenia with the help of Hrach Hannesian.
Her name, Aurora Mardiganian, and the name of the film, Auction of Souls CO, are written on the suitcase.