On the Eve of Easter - "Miraculous Icons and Holy Relics of the Balkans" were Opened in Asenovgrad


On April 12, at the invitation and initiative of the History Museum in Asenovgrad, the mobile exhibition "Miraculous Icons and Holy Relics of the Balkans” was opened in the space of the Ancient School "St. George". The exhibition, realized by a team of researchers from the Center for Slavic-Byzantine Studies "Prof. Ivan Duychev" at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" and the State Institute for Culture to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, also visited on an important occasion - the celebration of the 940th anniversary of the founding of Bachkovo Monastery, which houses a miraculous icon of the Holy Virgin.   The monastery, which the great domestic of the West Grigoriy...

The Exhibition "Miraculous Icons and Holy Relics of the Balkans" will be Opened in Asenovgrad


The Historical Museum in Asenovgrad is pleased to invite you to the opening of the mobile exhibition "Miraculous Icons and Holy Relics of the Balkans", which will take place on April 12, 2023 (Wednesday) at 5 p.m. in the Old School "St. George". The exposition is visiting on the occasion of the 940th anniversary of the foundation of the Bachkovo Monastery. The monastery, which the great domestic of the West Grigoriy Bakuriani created in 1083, was for centuries a fortress, sacrum and horizon for the city and its region and as such influenced its socio-economic, spiritual and cultural development. The architectural complex built over the centuries, the frescoes, the icons, the church...

The Mission Gallery Presents the Exhibition "Indigo" by Valentin Bakardjiev


At the Mission gallery from April 20 to May 4, Valentin Bakardjiev will present the "Indigo" exhibition, a result of the artist's creative search related to the theme of the blue indigo color. The color blue is the connecting element in the exhibition. For the artist it visualizes the idea of the interconnection between the Blue Planet and us, its inhabitants. At the same time, the installation "Indigo" is a connecting point that unites two main, large-scale projects of Valentin Bakardjiev Le Grand Bleu and The Butterfly Effect that will be presented at the show as well. The cultivation of indigo, the extraction of dye and its use as a means of expression is one of the main...

A New Study on the First Foreign Minister Marko Balabanov was Presented at the "Mission" Gallery


On April 6 (Thursday) at 6 p.m., a large audience gathered at the "Mission" gallery for the presentation of the new monographic study "Marko Balabanov" (2022), with author Boyan Angelov, who, in addition to being the chairman of the Union of Bulgarian Writers, is a poet, literary critic, doctor of philosophy, social psychology and pedagogy. The event was organized by the State Institute for Culture of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria, publishing house "Zachariy Stoyanov" and the Union of Bulgarian Writers within the program of the Institute "Writing Diplomats". The book is part of the "Duty and Honor" series of one of the most popular and active publishing...

Meeting of Experts Involved in The Creation of the Exhibition "The Jewish Street – a Reconstruction"


On April 4, 2023, a meeting of managers and experts from the museums that participated in the creation of the exhibition "The Jewish Street - a Reconstruction" was held at the Regional History Museum - Sofia. The invitation to them was extended by the State Institute for Culture and the hosts from the History Museum of Sofia. The two directors - Prof. Veneta Khandzhiyska and Snezhana Joveva welcomed the participants, emphasizing the features of the project, which presents a panorama of the preserved history of the Jewish community in the Bulgarian institutions of memory - museums and archives. The director of the State Institute for Culture pointed out that the exhibition is a key element...

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A Phototype Exhibition about the Famous Bosnian Writer Isak Samokovlia will be Presented in Samokov
The Historical Museum in Samokov, the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the State Institute for Culture to the Minister of Foreign Affairs invite you to the documentary phototype exhibition dedicated to...

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Minister Ivan Kondov Opened the Exhibition "Fragments of Modern Art in Montenegro from the Collection of the National Museum" at the Mission Gallery

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivan Kondov opened the exhibition "Fragments of modern art in Montenegro from the collection of the National Museum", which is visiting Bulgaria for the first time on the initiative of the State Institute for Culture under the Minister of Foreign Affairs and with the assistance of the Bulgarian Embassy in Podgorica. In his welcoming remarks, Minister Kondov defined the implementation of this initiative as proof of the strong cultural-historical ties between Bulgaria and Montenegro, and their importance for building friendly... read more

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