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Obstacle cleared for development of Armenian Genocide Museum in Washington DC

Gerard L Cafesjian (Cafesjian Center for the Arts)
WASHINGTON, DC /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Cafesjian Family Foundation (CFF) welcomed the decision by the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia that the National Bank of Washington building and other contiguous properties revert to the Foundation under the terms of a 2003 grant agreement. The January 26 ruling opens the way for development of the Armenian Genocide Museum and Memorial in the heart of the nation’s capital, a project the federal court called a “laudable goal.”
“I am gratified by this decision,” said President and CEO Gerard L. Cafesjian, adding that “the more significant vision for the Museum and Memorial can proceed without attempts to lessen the impact of the museum.”

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Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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