Annual report of the “Monitoring the Cultural Heritage of Artsakh” project

Dear colleagues, friends and subscribers, the team of the “Monitoring the Cultural Heritage of Artsakh” project wishes everyone a Happy New Year and Merry Christmas. We wish you peace and a productive year!

Below we present to you the results of the work done by the Monument Watch team in 2022.

  1. In the section "Sites and monuments" of the website, the number of presented monuments has reached 150. Every week, a description of at least two monuments is added. The description of the monuments corresponds to the standards formed by the scientific leaders of the group.
  2. The number of articles in the "Alert" subsection has reached 78. Our media monitoring specialists follow the Azerbaijani news field, responding to threats to cultural heritage.
  3. The "Latest News" section presents news related to the preservation of cultural heritage and making it public, announcements, meetings, discussions and events of the team of the Monument Watch.
  4. A new section of the website is being prepared, which will present museums and collections that have come under the control of Azerbaijan, their history, museum exhibits and all the information available today about those.
  5. On June 6, 2022, in Stepanakert, at the initiative of the Ministry of Education and Science, Culture and Sports of the Republic of Artsakh, the official presentation of the website took place.
  6. In 2022, the team of the Monument Watch carried out field work in Artsakh: on June 4-7, the members visited the Monastery of Hakobavank (Kolatak village) and the house-museum of Nikol Duman (Tsaghkashat village), on October 9-12, they made research visits to the monuments of Avdur, Hats, Mets Shen, Khnushinak and Berdashen villages.
  7. During this year, members of the Monument Watch team participated in several national and international conferences, where they presented the problems of preserving the cultural heritage of Artsakh and current challenges.


The Monument Watch Team



  1. Surb Astvatsatsin Church in Banadzor, 1639
  2. Khachkars, 12-13th centuries, Surb Astvatsatsin church in Tsovatech village