Participation of a Banner from the Exhibition "The Messages of the Cyrillic Alphabet" in the Welcoming of our Polar Ship in Argentina


Our polar ship "St. St. Cyril and Methodius" was welcomed on February 3 in the military port of Mar Del Plata, Argentina. The ship "St. Cyril and Methodius" is part of the 31st Bulgarian Antarctic Expedition, which realized the first voyage of a Bulgarian research vessel to Antarctica in the history of our country. During the official press conference organized on February 4 in connection with the passage of the Bulgarian research vessel through Argentina, which was attended by Ambassador Mihailov, Mr. Guillermo Montenegro - Mayor of Mar del Plata and Rear Admiral Mednikarov, an important highlight of the event was a banner with the face of the holy brothers Cyril and Methodius from the...



This year we will anticipate spring and we invite you to a festival from February 10 to March 8, in Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna and Stara Zagora. The festival presents over 50 documentary feature-length and short films in the following categories: Architecture, Design and Fashion, Fine Art, Music and Dance, Literature, Photography, Theatre and Cinema, Contemporary Art and Art and Power. The opening is on February 10 (Friday) at 6:00 p.m. simultaneously at Lumiere Cinema (Sofia), Lucky Cinema House (Plovdiv), Festival and Congress Center (Varna) and Regional Library "Zachary Knyazheski" (Stara Zagora). The film chosen to kick off the festival is the Italian “Botticelli, Florence and the...



The exhibition "Landscape or Inner Space" presents works by Prof. Dimitre Pecić, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Arts - Belgrade and Prof. Svetozar Benchev, Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the National Academy of Arts - Sofia. He is a full professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts, where he teaches drawing and painting. He has exhibited his works in more than 30 solo exhibitions and in more than 300 group exhibitions in Serbia and abroad. Svetozar Benchev works in the field of painting, drawing, ceramics and graphics. His artworks are owned by the Sofia Art Gallery, Art Gallery in Bоurgas, many private collections in Germany, France, Japan. The artworks of both...

Presentation of The Exhibition "Hidden Letters: The Alphabets Of Bulgaria And Korea - Cyrillic And Hangul" in the City of Sejong


  With the cooperation of the municipal authorities of the city of Sejong, in the period December 13, 2022 - February 5, 2023, the exhibition "Hidden Letters: The Alphabets Of Bulgaria And Korea - Cyrillic And Hangul" was shown in the City Library of the city. On January 30, 2023, Ambassador Draganov held a meeting with the mayor of Sejong, Choi Minho, and the two visited the exhibition together. During the talks, the possibilities for deepening the established cooperation between the municipality of Sejong and the municipality of Sofia based on the Memorandum of Cooperation signed in November 2022 in Sofia were discussed. The representatives of the City Library shared with...

The Photographic Exhibition "Directions" can be Viewed until the End of March at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs


The representative photographic exhibition "Directions" of the State Institute for Culture to the Minister of Foreign Affairs is arranged on the occasion of the global week for harmonious interreligious relations, which is celebrated in February by a decision of the UN General Assembly, since 2011. The decisions of the General Assembly on the occasion of this global initiative are related to the promotion of the culture of peace and non-violence, cultural mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation between people. The exhibition presents images taken by photography enthusiasts, regardless of age and professional experience, which directly or indirectly reflect the themes of...


The exhibition „Fragments of modern art in Montenegro from the collections of the National Museum of Montenegro“ will be presented in Sofia
May 17, 2023 - 16 June 2023 Mission Gallery, 2 Alfred Nobel Str. (Entrance to Al. Zhendov Str.)   The group exhibition "Fragments of modern art in Montenegro from the collections of the National Museum of...

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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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