This exhibition presents about sixty posters from the association’s collection.
After the genocide of 1915, the surviving Armenians of Anatolia were forced to flee their ancestral homeland and to relocate in the Middle East, Europe or the Americas.
Marseille, as a port on the Mediterranean sea, had alaways been a hub for the refugees who wanted to settle down in France or emigrate overseas.
Many of them, chose to stay in the Marseille region and, step by step, tried to recreate their traditional community through three fundamental pillars: the Church, political parties and compatriotic associations that organized several cultural, sports or charity events. In the meanwhile, the armenian language was kept alive through benevolent schooling and growing publishing.
ARAM ‘s posters collection demonstrates how the armenian community settled, progressed and socially integrated in its host country, from the beginning to the end of the 20th century.