Preserving the global Armenian experience through photography

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Preserving the global Armenian experience through photography

We safeguard the past to illuminate the present & help build a brighter future.

Founded in 1975

We have archived and shared meaningful photographs to over 500,000 people in the last 49 years.

155 years of history

Our collections span from the 1850s to the 1990s and across six continents.

Over 80,000

Photographs are physically stored in our archives. We also have a new gallery, and expanded visitor hours for visiting our archives.

Marta Fodor, the archivist, inspecting an unopened collection of glass plates with a donor. Over 10,000 Genocide-related photographs await archiving. We have a budget gap of $75k to archive and digitize these in the next year.

Since 2021, we have digitally archived 15,000 photographs, opened a gallery, and been covered in The Boston Globe and Smithsonian Magazine.

The Boston Globe

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Meet our Leadership

Dr. Arto Vaun

Dr. Arto Vaun

Executive Director

Ruth Thomasian

Ruth Thomasian

Founder & President

Board of Advisors

Nancy Enneking

Getty Museum

Dr. Daniela Jimenez


Kim Hoeckele

Muhlenberg College

Elizabeth Collier


Dr. Jirair Libaridian


Tatiana Cole

Harvard University

Kristin Parker

Boston Public Library

Elena Bulat

Harvard University

Winslow Martin


Dr. Levon Avdoyan

Library of Congress (retired)

Dr. David Low

Courtauld Institute
of Art

Tsovinar Kuiumchian

Oxford University

Nubar Alexanian