Mission

The mission of the Armenian American Museum and Cultural Center of California is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Armenian American experience.

The vision is a cultural campus that enriches the community, educates the public on the Armenian American story, and empowers individuals to embrace cultural diversity and speak out against prejudice.

Landmark Center

The Armenian American Museum will be the first world class cultural and educational center of its kind in America.

The museum will be a center for Armenian Americans to connect to their roots and for people of all backgrounds to discover cross-cultural connections and celebrate the rich multicultural tapestry of America.

Landmark Center

The Armenian American Museum will be the first world class cultural and educational center of its kind in America.

The museum will be a center for Armenian Americans to connect to their roots and for people of all backgrounds to discover cross-cultural connections and celebrate the rich multicultural tapestry of America.

Board of Trustees

The Armenian American Museum and Cultural Center of California is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The museum’s governance is entrusted to ten united Armenian American cultural, philanthropic, and religious non-profit organizations.

  • Armenian Catholic Eparchy
  • Armenian Cultural Foundation
  • Armenian Evangelical Union of North America
  • Armenian General Benevolent Union Western District
  • Armenian Missionary Association of America
  • Armenian Relief Society Western USA
  • Nor Or Charitable Foundation
  • Nor Serount Cultural Association
  • Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America
  • Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church

Executive Leadership

The Executive Team provides leadership, strategic planning, and operational support to advance the mission and vision of the Armenian American Museum.

  • Berdj Karapetian, Executive Chairman
  • Zaven Kazazian, Executive Vice Chairman
  • Shant Sahakian, Executive Director

Executive Leadership

  • Berdj Karapetian, Executive Chairman
  • Zaven Kazazian, Executive Vice Chairman
  • Shant Sahakian, Executive Director

The Executive Team provides leadership, strategic planning, and operational support to advance the mission and vision of the Armenian American Museum.

Construction Committee

The Construction Committee is an advisory group with industry professionals who provide expertise and guidance in construction and design in support of the cultural and educational center’s capital project.

  • Paul Karapetian, Chairman
  • Carnie Armenian
  • Ara Aroyan
  • Varuj Babikian
  • Hrair Balian
  • Vahan Bezdikian