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Functions of the department

There are 72 municipal cultural establishments in Yerevan. Among them are 3 theatres: Drama Theater after Hrachya Ghaplanyan, Young Spectator’s Theater and the Artistic Theater “Mher Mkrtchyan”; 19 libraries, 5 museums: Yerevan History Museum, Karen Demirchyan Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Historical and Archaeological Reserve-Museum Erebuni and Fridjof Nansen Museum. There are also 26 municipal music and art schools, 17 cultural and art centres: Children’s Philharmonic after Yu. Bakhshyan., Children’s Philharmonic “Little Singers of Armenia”, the brass band “Yerevan”, the city centre of children’s and youth’s creativity, Yerevan Zoological Garden. Cultural centres “Hay-Art” and “Arabkir”. Besides libraries, music and art schools there are also centres for cultural and educational upbringing functioning in Yerevan Municipality subordination. Every year the mentioned-above organizations participate in the events organized within the frames of Francophonie program in citywide, republican and international projects. The Department of Culture carries out citywide programs aimed at the development of culture and tourism as well as mass events attached to national and state holidays and festivals.