Museum /


The history museum of the institute opened on the initiative of the former rector H. Topalyan, in October 1985, when the institute was celebrating its 40th anniversary. Marat Mkhitaryan, former director of the museum, has made a great contribution to the formation of the museum fund. The present director of the museum is A. Grigoryan.

The thematic exposition plan was made by professor E. Sahakyan. Four thematic expositions are presented in the museum: the prehistory of the institute, history, Olympic, World, Europe champions and perished student fighters.

The first exposition tells about preparing cadres of physical culture and sport in the republic before the institute of physical culture was founded /1920-1945/. Photos, materials, literature etc. are presented on the scoreboard.

The second exposition is dedicated to the period from 1945 to modern era. The activity of leading lecturers, workers, honored figures of physical culture is presented with many photos documents, various subjects and materials. The educational, scientific research, sport, social, political voluminous works, international sport connections of the institute, material-technical base etc. are reflected in the second exposition.

In the museum there are the souvenirs, which are dedicated to the institute by various delegations, famous athlete- graduates, veterans, foreign guests.

The third exposition is related to famous athletes-graduates: Olympic games, world and Europe champions

The athletes personal goods are shown in the showcase: sportswear, orders, medals, archive materials, certificates, documents etc.

The museum fourth exposition is dedicated to the institutes student-graduates who had fought in volunteer detachments struggling for independence and freedom of Artsakh.

The process of collecting the materials of the museum is regulated by institutes rector, professor V. Arakelyan. The whole idea of the fourth exposition belongs to the rector: on his instruction, a cross-stone monument was erected in the yard of the institute immortalizing the memory of the perished students. Now the work of renewing the museum material is led by the professor of sport management and social sciences sub faculty A. Harutyunyan. The history of the museum as educational material, is included in the educational program the course of physical Culture and sport history .

The museum of the institute cooperates with European institutional museums association.


Artur Grigoryan

  • The museum of the Institute history was founded in October 1985, when the 40th anniversary of the Institute was celebrated, on ex-rector H. Topalyan’s initiative.
  • It is the educational and scientific link of the Institute, which presents the activity of its main departments.
  • Lecturers and workers of the chair of Physical Culture history and management collected a lot of information and materials for the museum.
  • The ex-head of the museum M.Mkhitaryan expended much effort and energy on acquisition and design of the Museum.
  • The head of the chair of Sport history professor E. Sahakyan drew up the plan of subjects.
  • There are four different expositions in the Museum.
  • Exposition I – prehistory of the Institute – gives information about training of physical culture specialists in the Republic before the foundation of the Institute (1920-1945 years). It presents pictures, materials, articles, literature etc.
  • Exposition II is devoted to the history of the Institute since 1945. The main stages of the Institute lecturers’, workers’, merit workers’ of physical culture activity is shown in pictures, documents and materials. The exposition also presents the educational, scientific-research, sporting and socio-political activity of the Institute, its international connections and material and technical basis.
  • Exposition III is devoted to well known sportsmen, graduates of the Institute, champions of the Olympic Games, World and Europe.
  • It contains their own things – Sports uniform, medals, orders, documents, diploma and others.
  • Exposition IV is devoted to the students and graduates of the Institute who fought for the Liberty and independence of Artsakch.
  • The museum also presents memorable souvenirs given to the Institute by delegations, well-known sportsmen-graduates and foreign guests.