Object of the Month – March

This month we feature an Ethiopian Qur’an from sub-Saharan Africa. It’s dated August 12, 1773 and was owned by a chieftain serving the Ethiopian Emperor. To see more about the Ethiopian Qur’an

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Object of the Month – February

February 10, 2024 marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Dragon. To celebrate, February’s Object of the Month is a Dragon Scroll. See more about the Dragon Scroll

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Object of the Month – January

Happy New Year from the Melikian Collection. January’s object of the month celebrates the New Year in Japan with a promotional flyer circa 1869. Learn more about the New Year’s Flyer

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The Melikians Attend the Opening of “Ethiopia at the Crossroads”

This past weekend, the Jim and Ana Melikan attended the opening of “Ethiopia at the Crossroads” at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. The Melikians have loaned several items from their collection of Ethiopian Art to the Walters for this exhibition. If you find yourself in the Baltimore area between

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Object of the Month – December

December is a month with many traditions, celebrations and religious observances. This month, the Melikian Collection features several relic condition dreidels in honor of the celebration of Hanukkah. Learn more about Relic-Condition Dreidels

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Object of the Month – November

November is Native American Heritage Month. To celebrate the preservation of indigenous languages, November’s Object of the Month is a copy Genesis and Mark in the Navajo language. Learn more about this American Bible Society first edition.

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Object of the Month – October

In honor of Italian Heritage Month, our Object of the Month is a broadside from World War II honoring Italian martyrs of that conflict. View more about the Italian Martyrs Broadside

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Jim Melikian Featured on “The God Show” with Pat McMahon

On Sunday, September 17, 2023, Jim Melikian, of the Melikian Collection, was featured in an hour long radio interview with legendary Phoenix media personality, Pat McMahon, on “The God Show.” For 17 years “The God Show,” on radio, has pursued answers to spiritual questions that have been debated for centuries.

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Object of the Month – September

September is Hispanic Heritage Month, so our Object of the Month depicts scenes from Mexican history from 1870 through the 1940’s, as published by Taller de Gráfica Popular. See more Prints of the Mexican Revolution

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Melikian Collection Featured on Arizona Daily Mix

Jim Melikian, founder of the Melikian Collection, was interviewed recently by the legendary Pat McMahon for an episode of “Let Me Introduce You” on AZTV7’s Arizona Daily Mix program.  Jim shared the history of the collection, plans for the future as well as some interesting artifacts. Follow this link to

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