During the Soviet years, the town of Tumanyan in Lori region was a dynamic industrial community. The brick factory not far from the town was providing hundreds of job places, promoting the growth of population in Tumanyan. The situation changed after the collapse of the Soviet Union. At present, the factory is almost down, and there is a serious employment problem in the town, as a result of which, many young people are leaving.
At the same time, the town has a touristic potential, being located at Georgian-Armenian interstate highway and surrounded by beautiful landscape. From May 2021, a new touristic site has appeared in Tumanyan, which may be of interest to both, tourists and locals. Matchbox Label Museum was opened in the town. The project was supported by EU4Business “Innovative Tourism and Technology Development for Armenia (ITTD)”.
You can read the full article here: MATCHBOX LABEL MUSEUM SEEKING TO BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO TUMANYAN COMMUNITY․
Follow this LINK to watch a video about the museum.