“The catalogue Treasures from the Ark: 1700 Years of Armenian Christian Art, edited by Vrej Nersessian, is an outstanding publication of enduring importance, probably now the most accessible introduction to Armenian art.”
- Charles Lock
This essay has its origins in a letter of 2001 addressed in appreciation and gratitude to the Revd. Dr. Vrej Nersessian, curator of the British Library’s exhibition, “Treasures from the Ark: 1700 Years of Armenian Christian Art,” held in London between March and May 2001. Though the exhibition is now but a memory, and the catalogue no longer in print, I have been asked to transform the letter into a short essay.