Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, during which an estimated 1.5 million Armenians lost their lives under the Ottoman Empire's rule. Several organizations around the world are dedicated to preserving the history and culture of the Armenian people, including the Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum in Michigan. This museum holds the largest and most representative gathering of Armenian art and artifacts outside Armenia, including illuminated manuscripts, early printed books, rugs and carpets, sacred vessels and vestments, textiles and embroidery, ceramics, metalwork, paintings, coins, and objects from the ancient kingdom of Urartu. One hundred and sixty of the museum's most vital and beautiful pieces are featured in our book A Legacy of Armenian Treasures. Ronald Grigor Suny of the University of Michigan credits the book for "bring[ing] to us a vivid portrait of a people whom no empire was able to extinguish." Essays by nine scholars of Armenian art and artifacts shed light not only on the artistic significance of these objects but on their cultural context as well.