A Journey to Life: Armenia

A Journey to Life: Armenia portrays the full life experiences of Armenians before, during, and after the 1915 genocide. It depicts their vibrant life, culture, and loving family pre-genocide; the experience of dehumanization, the ethical challenges, and the genocidal brutality they survived; their remarkable return to life as refugees in NJ; and the effect of genocide denial.

The Exhibit’s Five Goals:

  • “Keep alive” and preserve the voice of individual survivors – a demonstrated, powerful vehicle to teach genocide history and its lessons
  • Illustrate the resilience of individuals and their abilities to reclaim their humanity after they have been victimized
  • Enable visitors to recognize that lessons of genocide have contemporary relevance and can aid in addressing human rights crises today
  • Encourage visitors to think about the importance of individual action to address hate and discrimination in America and worldwide
  • Foster understanding of Armenian culture and history, the Armenian genocide, and the local Armenian community

Exhibit Specifications:

  • Three free-standing panel structures that feature survivor personal histories (maps, graphic reproductions, photographs)

  • These panels frame out a semi-enclosed area with benches for group discussions

  • Fifteen 7” Dell tablets that display historical overviews, audio, video of survivors’ descendants, scholars, and descriptions of archival items

  • Docent guidelines will be provided

Host Requirements:

  • Three-month booking period with renewal option

  • Exhibit Rental Fee $2,500 for three months (includes setup/removal costs, tablet training, excludes roundtrip shipping costs) $500 for 3 month, one-time extension, or portions thereof

  • Certificates of insurance

  • Minimum of 600 square feet for free-standing structure

  • Secure, locked exhibition space that is staffed during open hours

  • Adequate lighting for each exhibit panel

  • Electrical support for charging tablets

  • Wi-Fi Capability (for tablets)

  • Support personnel to assist Chhange team with setup

  • Available storage for shipping materials

  • No smoking, food, or drinks are allowed in display, staging, or storage area

  • Host is responsible for returning exhibit and related materials in same condition as received

  • Access to Chhange Exhibit shall not be denied to anyone on the basis of race, color, national origin, physical, or cognitive disability

Chhange educates, inspires, and empowers individuals to stand up to injustice.