Premiere of the Monographic Study "Marko Balabanov"


The State Institute for Culture of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria, "Zachariy Stoyanov" Publishing House and the Union of Bulgarian Writers are organizing a presentation of the monographic study "Marko Balabanov" (2022), the work of Boyan Angelov - poet, literary critic, doctor of philosophy, social psychology and pedagogy. He is the author of more than 40 books in various genres, director of the "Bulgarian Writer" publishing house and chairman of the Union of Bulgarian Writers.  The book was published in the "Duty and Honor" series of the ed. "Zachary Stoyanov", which includes more than 50 historical and biographical books about prominent historical...

A Large Audience Gathered in the Mission Gallery for the Presentation Of a Book From the Writing Diplomats Program


On March 30, the premiere of the book "The Hidden Charm of Cyprus" with author Hristo Georgiev, diplomat and writer, took place in the crowded space of the "Mission" gallery. The event was organized by the State Institute for Culture under the Minister of Foreign Affairs and University Publishing House "St. Kliment Ohridski". The presentation of the book is part of the well-established program of the State Cultural Institute "Writing Diplomats", through which new literary works with authors of current or former diplomats are promoted as a tool of cultural diplomacy. The event was attended by a diverse audience, including diplomats, literary critics, journalists and friends of the author,...

Presentation of the film "The Infinite Garden" in Lagos at the Francophonie Week in Nigeria


On March 25, 2023, after a long hiatus, a Bulgarian film was again presented in Lagos, Nigeria. As part of the Francophonie Week, the screening of the feature film "The Infinite Garden" (2018) directed by Galin Stoev took place in the largest Nigerian city. The event was jointly opened by the Bulgarian Honorary Consul in Lagos, Achike Umunna, the Consul General of France in the city, Joseph Catino and the Honorary Consul of Switzerland, who highlighted the importance of Francophonie Week in Nigeria as an effective forum for intercultural cooperation and exchange. In front of the audience of different nationalities, Achike Umunna pointed out that this year Bulgaria celebrates the 30th...

Participation of the State Institute For Culture in the First Edition of the Day Of European Authors - March 27, 2023


The State Institute for Culture actively participated in the launch of the new European initiative - Day of European Authors, which will be celebrated annually on March 27. On the initiative of the Bulgarian European Commissioner for Innovation, Scientific Research, Culture, Education and Youth Maria Gabriel, the European Commission, with the support of the National Agencies of the member countries, on March 27, the day of European authors is launched. The idea is to hold the day annually on the last Monday of March to encourage reading, especially among young people, in order to familiarize themselves with literature and new publications. Building on the great variety of different...

A Bulgarian Exhibition and a Documentary Film were Presented for the First Time in Abuja


  With the assistance of the State Institute for Culture within the framework of the Week of Francophonie (March 18-26, 2023) in Abuja, on March 21, 2023, with a very high interest from the Nigerian public, the Bulgarian community, federal institutions and the diplomatic corps, were presented the exhibition "Bulgarian Monuments under the Protection of UNESCO" and the documentary film "The Way of Light", which tells about the work of the holy brothers Cyril and Methodius and about Bulgarian education and culture and Slavic literature. Special guests at the event were Mrs. Mariam Katagum, Nigeria's Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, who is a former Permanent...

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The State Institute for Culture will Take Part in the The European Night of Museums
The State Institute for Culture joins the celebration of the European Night of Museums with a virtual story about the creator, writer, public figure and the first director of the Bulgarian National Radio Sirak Skitnik. 2023 marks...

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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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