The State Institute For Culture Under The Minister Of Foreign Affairs Took Part In The General Assembly Of Eunic Global In Munich


In the period 23-24 June 2022, representatives of the State Institute for Culture under the Minister of Foreign Affairs took part in the regular General Assembly of EUNIC Global (EU National Institutes for Culture), which was held in Munich, Germany. The EUNIC General Assembly is open to representatives of all members of the Association and is the governing body of EUNIC, which determines the strategy of the network of European governmental and non-governmental organizations dealing with international cultural relations. Together with its partners, the Association aims to intensify European cultural cooperation in more than 100 countries around the world with a network of clusters,...

160 years since the birth of Prof. Ivan Shishmanov


On June 22 in the Central Lobby of the National Library "St. Cyril and Methodius ”opened a phototype exhibition dedicated to the 160th anniversary of the birth of one of the spiritual leaders in Bulgarian cultural history Prof. Ivan Shishmanov, which can be viewed until July 7.The exhibition recalls the great merits of Prof. Ivan Shishmanov, not only in the field of Bulgarian literary science, but also his contribution to the establishment of some of the most important cultural institutes in our country - the Music School, the Academy of Arts, the Ethnographic Museum, the Bulgarian Archaeological Society and Sofia university, many community centers and libraries.The opening was also...

The Asian Festival "Treasures of the East" opens Sofia Summer Fest


The official opening of Sofia Summer Fest will take place on July 2. Sofia Summer Fest will continue until September 30 in South Park II, behind the Earth and People Museum.The start of this year’s edition will be given by "Treasures of the East", the Asian Festival, which is organized at the initiative of the Indonesian Embassy in Bulgaria, along with 11 other diplomatic missions - Vietnam, India, Iran, Cambodia, Mongolia, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Palestine, Republic of Korea, Philippines, and Japan.During the festival, visitors will be able to get acquainted with the culture and traditions of different countries; will be able to participate in Yoga and Taekwondo classes,...

The Bulgarian-Japanese film “A Picture with Yuki” at the EU Film Days Festival in Japan


The Bulgarian-Japanese feature film "Picture with Yuki" (2019, directed by Lachezar Avramov) was presented on June 15 at the National Film Center in Tokyo as part of the EU Film Days festival. The screening was attended by Ambassador Marieta Arabadjieva and representatives of the embassy.The film was presented in front of a full house, was very well received and aroused great interest among the audience. The screening was attended by representatives of Japanese film circles and friends of Bulgaria.In her greeting to the audience, Ambassador Arabadjieva stressed that this is the first Bulgarian-Japanese film co-production and expressed hope that such initiatives will increase interest in...



An exhibition of graphic design by Erina Boyanova was opened at the Mission Gallery on June 16, 2022. The exhibition entitled "Vision for Diplomacy" is part of the project "Digital Museum of Sports", funded by UNESCO, and presents a system for visual communication. The project was developed and implemented in the period July-December 2021 and is dedicated to the 75th anniversary of UNESCO, the 65th anniversary of Bulgaria at UNESCO and the 60th anniversary of the Museum of Sports. On the occasion of the presentation of the graphic concept in the Mission Gallery, the visual communication system has been supplemented with new authorial components that encourage reflection and dialogue on...

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Presentation of the Book "Anthology of Mirages" at the "Mission" Gallery
  The book "Anthology of Mirages" will be presented on July 5 at 6 pm at the "Mission" gallery of the State Institute for Culture at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 400 pages, illustrated with nearly 1000 original photos,...

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Presentation of the Book "Anthology of Mirages" at the "Mission" Gallery

  The book "Anthology of Mirages" will be presented on July 5 at 6 pm at the "Mission" gallery of the State Institute for Culture at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 400 pages, illustrated with nearly 1000 original photos, the publication brings together all the dream journeys in one volume. These 50 travelogues of talented Bulgarian journalists and travelers tell about the most impressive masterpieces of human genius and natural landmarks. Famous waterfalls, temples, towers, fortresses, cruises, the splendor of art, pyramids, monuments, fjords, coral reefs,... read more

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