The Closing Ceremony of the ARMENIA UP CLOSE Festival took place in Slovenia
The Armenia Up Close Festival has non-officially started on the 6th December 2009 with the concert of Anna Mayilyan Ethno Vocal Trio's in the Slovenian Philharmonic Hall. The official opening of the Festival took place on the 17th February 2010 when the exhibition of the History State Museum of Armenia was opened. During the whole year in Slovenia took place over 30 events related with Armenia's history and culture. Among them four exhibitions, film festival, five concerts, theater performance, seven lectures, publishing of two books, etc. The festival's closing ceremony took place on the 1st December 2010 after the concert of the Cadence Ensemble in the Slovenian Philharmonic Hall. At the closing ceremony were present Minister of Culture of Slovenia Mrs. Majda Širca, Minister of Culture of Armenia Mrs. Hasmik Poghosyan, Ambassador of Armenia to Slovenia Dr. Ruben Karapetyan and other officials and guests. The closing ceremony has announced the festival organizer - director general of the Cankarjev dom Mr. Mitja Rotovnik. At the ceremony five program directors of the Cankarjev dom were awarded by the Golden Medal of the Ministry of Culture of Armenia handed personally to the directors by the Minister Hasmik Poghosyan.