The US-based Intellectual Renaissance Foundation, owned by Artur Janibekyan, the founder of the Wikimedia Armenia project, has purchased the house residence of William Saroyan (1908-1981), the 20th century world-famous US-Armenian writer and dramatist.
In a press release, the foundation says that it intends to rebuild the construction as a house museum which will host literary events and festivals for the Armenians in the US and around the world.
The Foundation is now developing and is going to publish the house-museum’s architectural plan and activities. It asks all interested individuals to join the project by submitting their interesting and new ideas (e-mail: email@example.com). “We will be happy to discuss all the proposals,” reads the press release by the foundation.
Saroyan’s private residence, based in Fresno, California, was offered for auction sale on May 4, 2015.