February 17, 2017 will be held Day of Caucasian culture in the Hermitage. It is timed to the 130th anniversary of academician, scientist-orientalist, and the Director of the Hermitage - Joseph Orbeli.
On June 19, 1934 to 1951 - Director of the State Hermitage Museum, since 1935 - Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences.
IA Orbeli - archaeologist, art historian, who won fame thanks in part to the excavations of the medieval Armenian capital - ancient city of Ani. In 2017 marks 130 years since the birth