From Kumayri to GyumriAGBU
From Kumayri to Gyumri is an interactive multimedia e-Guide seeking to preserve the historical memory and help imagine the future of the city, by documenting, analyzing and sharing the cultural heritage and informative maps of Gyumri with local and international audiences. This e-Book aims to discover Gyumri as a cultural heritage tourism destination, as well as engage visitors, virtually or in person, with dynamic 3D maps and multimedia stories of its architectural past and present. With its interactive platform, compatible for mobile devices, audiences can discover the city virtually or use this e-Guide to supplement an in-person visit to Gyumri.
The current version includes an exploration of twelve landmarks situated in the “downtown” area of the Kumayri historic district and dynamic 3D and VR maps to further discover the city. More landmarks will be added and new informative content will be developed over time to present the rich urban mosaic of Armenia’s cultural capital.
The project has been designed as part of a collaboration between the My Armenia Program, the AGBU Armenian Virtual College, and the City Research Center.
This Interactive Multimedia e-Guide is made possible by the support of Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Smithsonian Institution.
The contents are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of AGBU , USAID, the Smithsonian Institution or the United States Government.
My Armenia Project and AVC gratefully acknowledge the contributions of the following key partners for their guidance, recommendations, and support in the development of multimedia content for this Interactive Multimedia City Guide.
- GEOVIBE , an Armenia-based geospatial technology and services company, provided guidance and supported the creation of 3D interactive maps using Artificial Intelligence and spatial analytics;
- Ben Toker, a Mobile Commerce Entrepreneur from the San Francisco Bay Area, provided guidance and recommendations for the implementation of the Interactive Multimedia e-Books in different platforms;
- Samvel Shoukourian, head of YSU IT Educational and Research Center and member of Armenian National Academy of Sciences, provided guidance and support in state-of-the-art e-Learning technologies;
- Karine Grigoryan, RA MօESCS Gyumri Craftsman State School N 4 SNCO, provided useful information about marvelous buildings of Gyumri.