ACBA-CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK supports conduct of Armenian genocide exhibition in Paris municipality

30.03.2015 21:16
ACBA-CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK supports conduct of Armenian genocide exhibition in Paris municipality

YEREVAN, March 30. / ARKA /. With the support from ACBA-CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK the Yerevan-based Genocide Museum-Institute will stage an updated exhibition in Paris Municipality. Entitled "Armenia 1915" the exhibition will be on display in the municipality from April 29 to July 4.

Harutyun Poghosyan, head of ACBA-CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK's Marketing Department is quoted as saying in a press release that the Bank's staff learned about the planned exhibition last December and decided to make their contribution to the commemoration of the centenary of the Armenian Genocide.

According to him, given the fact that the French banking group CREDIT AGRICOLE is the largest shareholder of ACBA-CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK, dissemination of information on the Armenian Genocide will embrace also CREDIT AGRICOLE's personnel.

The director of the Armenian Genocide-Museum and Institute Hayk Demoyan thanked ACBA-CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK for assistance in organizing the event and for funding the translation and publication of four books that will be on display in Paris as well.

Demoyan said the Paris exhibition will feature for the first time a collection of genocide survivor Aurora Mardiganyan, which includes original posters of a 1919 Hollywood silent tape "Auction of Souls" ("Ravished Armenia") featuring Mardiganyan, as well as her photographs, personal items and other unique exhibits.

Demoyan said three other Genocide exhibitions will be conducted in France (Paris), USA (California) and Mexico.

Demoyan said the updated exhibition at the Genocide Museum-Institute in Yerevan on ​​2,500 square meters is almost ready for display presenting several thousand documents, which were collected for seven years. Some of them will be presented in the original, and some in electronic form, he said.

ACBA was established in 1996 as part of EU’s TACIS program. As a result of a long-term and mutually beneficial cooperation between ACBA Bank and the French Credit Agricole the latter became the biggest shareholder of ACBA in 2006, September. ACBA was restructured, becoming a closed joint stock company and was renamed ACBA CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK.

According to the latest data, the bank’s assets in 2014 amounted to 286.4 billion drams; its liabilities were 237 billion drams and capital was 49.37 billion drams.  ($1 – 471.21 drams)


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