On December 15, 2021, AVC launched the fifth e-book in its multimedia e-series. The interactive multimedia e-guide “From Kumayri to Gyumri” was created jointly with Smithsonian Institution’s My Armenia Program and sponsored by USAID and AGBU. It introduces the historic and cultural landmarks of Gyumri in a multimedia offering and features interactive 3D and VR maps with nearby resource searching, rich visual content, and multilingual audio-listening options for individuals exploring Gyumri virtually and for the city visitors. The virtual launch hosted over 80 guests from the local and international communities.
Watch the event here.
“This exciting project creates new opportunities in terms of expanding awareness and access to the historical and cultural heritage of Gyumri, one of Armenia’s cultural hotspots,” said Astghik Marabyan, Head of the Department of Cultural Heritage and Folk Arts at the RA Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport.
Jeff Paretchan, Acting Office Director of USAID Armenia, referred to the project as “another example of a positive power of partnership.”
During his immersive demonstration, the AGBU AVC Founding President Dr. Yervant Zorian classified the new e-book as a successful continuation of the AVC Multimedia e-Book Series. “This time, it is in a beautiful story-map format with interactive multimedia content. AVC leveraged state-of-the-art innovative technological approaches and tools to virtualize the beautiful heritage of Gyumri.”