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MAY 9 - EUROPE READS

02/05/23
MAY 9 - EUROPE READS

  On the occasion of Europe Day, May 9, a public literary event will be held in the Czech Center in Sofia under the name "Europe Reads". In the form of a poetry reading, writers from several European countries will take part. The main organizer of this initiative is the Czech Center, in cooperation with cultural institutes - Spanish Institute "Cervantes", Portuguese Institute "Camois", Hungarian Institute "Liszt", Polish Institute, the embassies of Ukraine, Slovakia, Greece, Romania, as...

Activation of Partnership With National Endowment Fund "13 Centuries Bulgaria"

26/04/23
Activation of Partnership With National Endowment Fund "13 Centuries Bulgaria"

  In the town of Samokov, in one of the sites of the National Endowment Fund "13 Centuries Bulgaria" - the Sarafska House, a contract was signed for the continuation of cooperation between the State Institute for Culture under the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Fund. The two directors Snezhana Joveva and Bisera Yosifova confidently reaffirmed the need to activate this fruitful cooperation. In the next three years, the two institutions will continue to cooperate on significant...

A Documentary Phototype Exhibition About The Writer From Bosnia And Herzegovina Isak Samokovlia Opened At The History Museum In Samokov

25/04/23
A Documentary Phototype Exhibition About The Writer From Bosnia And Herzegovina Isak Samokovlia Opened At The History Museum In Samokov

On the occasion of the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the rescue of the Bulgarian Jews, a phototype exhibition about Isak Samokovlia - one of the most famous Bosnian writers - was arranged in the Historical Museum - town of Samokov. The exhibition is presented for the first time in Bulgaria and illustrates the curious life path of this great writer, creating a cultural bridge between the two countries. It is the work of the Museum of Literature and Performing Arts of Bosnia and...

PRESENTATION OF THE PHOTO-DOCUMENTARY EXHIBITION

20/04/23
PRESENTATION OF THE PHOTO-DOCUMENTARY EXHIBITION

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the inclusion of the Rila Monastery in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List, from April 21 to 27, 2023, the photo documentary exhibition "Heart of Bulgaria. Masterpieces from the Rila Holy Monastery". It was prepared by a team of the Institute of Balkan Studies with the Center for Tracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in implementation of the National Scientific Program "Development of Bulgarian Studies Abroad", funded by the...

A Phototype Exhibition about the Famous Bosnian Writer Isak Samokovlia will be Presented in Samokov

18/04/23
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 the personality of the doctor and writer Isak Samokovlia. The exhibition will be opened on April 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the exhibition hall of the History Museum in Samokov and will remain there until May 20, 2023. Isak Samokovlia is one of the most famous Bosnian...

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

13/04/23
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...

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

10/04/23
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...

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

05/04/23
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...

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

29/03/23
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...

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

24/03/23
 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...

Presentation of the film “The Naked Truth about Zhiguli Band” at the University of Lisbon

24/03/23
Presentation of the film “The Naked Truth about Zhiguli Band” at the University of Lisbon

On March 22, 2013, the Bulgarian feature film "The Naked Truth About the Zhiguli Band" directed by Viktor Bozhinov was presented in the Library building at the Faculty of Philology of the University of Lisbon. The screening took place within the Cinelínguas international film festival, which takes place from March 20 to March 24 and is organized by the Department of General and Romance Linguistics at the Faculty of Philology with the aim of promoting the cultural diversity of the...

Presentation of the exhibition "The Letters of Bulgaria - Alphabet of Europe" to the diplomatic corps in Budapest

21/03/23
Presentation of the exhibition "The Letters of Bulgaria - Alphabet of Europe" to the diplomatic corps in Budapest

After the successful opening on November 8, 2022 of the poster exhibition "The Letters of Bulgaria - Alphabet of Europe" at the Bulgarian Cultural Institute Budapest, followed by a display of a selection of the collection on the fence of the Bulgarian Embassy, the two Bulgarian institutions held a modest reception. Guests were the ambassadors and cultural attachés/directors of cultural institutes from the 19 countries whose authors participated in the poster campaign. The presentation...

THE STATE INSTITUTE FOR CULTURE AND THE FACULTY OF CLASSICAL AND NEW PHILOLOGIES SIGNED A COOPERATION AGREEMENT

13/03/23
THE STATE INSTITUTE FOR CULTURE AND THE FACULTY OF CLASSICAL AND NEW PHILOLOGIES SIGNED A COOPERATION AGREEMENT

In Meeting Hall 2 in the Rectorate of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" in the presence of the Dean's Council of the Faculty of Classical and Modern Philologies, the director of the State Institute for Culture under the Minister of Foreign Affairs - Snezhana Yoveva-Dimitrova and Prof. Dr. Madeleine Danova , dean of the faculty, signed a cooperation agreement. The document envisages the possibility of a closer connection between the two institutions and the implementation of internships...

THE FILM "THE INFINITE GARDEN" WAS SCREENED AT FRANCOPHONIE DAYS IN ISRAEL

13/03/23
THE FILM "THE INFINITE GARDEN" WAS SCREENED AT FRANCOPHONIE DAYS IN ISRAEL

This year, the Days of Francophonie 2023 in Israel take place from March 1 to 16. They are organized by the French Institute in Israel and the embassies of the member countries of the International Organization of Francophonie (OIF) accredited in the country. The program traditionally includes a film festival, a forum of Francophone sciences, a French dictation competition and literary debates. With the cooperation and help of the State Institute for Culture, Bulgaria participated in the...

CELEBRATION OF THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FULL MEMBERSHIP OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA IN THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF FRANCOPHONIE

13/03/23
CELEBRATION OF THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FULL MEMBERSHIP OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA IN THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF FRANCOPHONIE

The event is part of the Program to mark the 30th anniversary of the full membership of the Republic of Bulgaria in the International Organization of Francophonie, which is being realized under the patronage of the Vice President of the Republic of Bulgaria Mrs. Iliana Yotova The "Directions" exhibition shows some of the works of artists who have participated in the last eleven years in the international plein air exhibitions organized by the Soleil Foundation within the framework of the...

THE EXHIBITION "THE JEWISH STREET - A RECONSTRUCTION" WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED AT THE REGIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM - SOFIA

10/03/23
THE EXHIBITION "THE JEWISH STREET - A RECONSTRUCTION" WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED AT THE REGIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM - SOFIA

A large audience gathered at the Regional History Museum - Sofia on March 9, 2023 for the opening of the "The Jewish Street - a Reconstruction" exhibition. The exhibition is one of the many initiatives initiated and organized by the State Cultural Institute within the framework of the Strategic Cooperation project between Bulgaria and Norway in support of Bulgaria's international commitments to combat anti-Semitism and the preservation of Jewish heritage". The exhibition is also part of the...