Feb 18 2005
Berj Chekijian, an active member of Boston's Armenian community and former fiber optic engineer, was named the new director of the Armenian Library and Museum of America.
Chekijian, whose leadership roles in the Armenian community include helping to found Boston chapters of Armenian youth and cultural organizations, believes that his background in engineering will help him to help ALMA become an accredited museum.
Chekijian is involved in creating the museum's new Web site, which will include a catalogue of all the books available in the library as well as a rotating exhibit of pieces from the museum's collection of over 20,000 cultural artifacts, books, photographs and art.
Chekijian is replacing Robert Parsekian, who left the directorship to go into the real estate business with his father.