Ani in Context

From September 28 to October 5, 2013, an international workshop called 'Ani in Context' was convened in Turkey's Kars region by gathering a team of experts from Turkey, Armenia, Russia, Macedonia, the United States, France, and Norway. The purpose of the workshop was to extend the focus to include other important heritage sites in the region with a relationship to Ani, and to assess current conditions, as well as the significance and preservation potential of the surveyed sites. This report presents the main findings of the workshop, and includes some suggestions for possible follow-up activities.

The workshop and this report have benefitted from a fruitful cooperation on an institutional level between Anadolu Kültür, World Monuments Fund, NIKU, Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations at Koç University, and in particular the Norwegian Embassy in Turkey.The report, which was published only in English, is now available online in Armenian and Turkish.

The translations and limited printed copies are supported by the Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process (ATNP), which is a programme implemented by a Consortium of eight civil society organisations from Armenia and Turkey with the financial assistance of the European Union under the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace.