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Premiere of Kevin Ireland's book "Backwards to Forwards: A Memoir" on May 31, 2024, 17:30h. at the Mission Gallery at the State institute for culture to the Ministry of foreign affairs

20/05/24
Premiere of Kevin Ireland's book "Backwards to Forwards: A Memoir" on May 31, 2024, 17:30h. at the Mission Gallery at the State institute for culture to the Ministry of foreign affairs

The book ,,Backwards to Forwards: A Memoir" by the New Zealand poet Kevin Ireland (1933-2023) is published for the first time in Bulgarian. It is a publication of the ,,Europe and the World" Foundation. In his memoirs, Kevin Ireland, who has translated the poems of Hristo Botev, Elisaveta Bagryana and other great Bulgarian poets, describes mainly his stay in Bulgaria during the period 1959-1961, as well as his shorter visit in the summer of 1969. The New Zealand literary writer tells with many...

Exhibition “Words - Windows / Wörter als Fenster” by Wolfgang Nieblich and Antonia Duende

17/05/24
Exhibition “Words - Windows / Wörter als Fenster” by Wolfgang Nieblich and Antonia Duende

The exhibition "Words - Windows / Wörter als Fenster" by the German artist Wolfgang Nieblich and the Bulgarian-German artist Antonia Duende at the Mission gallery is dedicated to the holiday of Bulgarian education and culture and Slavic writing - May 24. It is organized by the State Institute for Culture of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria in partnership with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and can be visited between May 27 and June 14, 2024. The...

On the Occasion of May 24, the Mobile Exhibition "Stories from Glagolitic Times" is Visiting Bratislava

13/05/24
On the Occasion of May 24, the Mobile Exhibition "Stories from Glagolitic Times" is Visiting Bratislava

One of the newest mobile expositions of the State Institute for Culture under the Minister of Foreign Affairs "Stories from Glagolitic Times" will visit Bratislava on the occasion of the holiday of Bulgarian education and culture and of Slavic writing - May 24. The exhibition will be included in the international interdisciplinary conference "Linguistic and Cultural Contexts of the Christian Tradition: Slavic-European Connections and Parallels", organized by the Comenius University, the Slovak...

The "Writing Diplomats" Program Continues with the Presentation of Svetlazara Kabakchieva's Book - "Heart-Shaped Stones"

07/05/24
The "Writing Diplomats" Program Continues with the Presentation of Svetlazara Kabakchieva's Book - "Heart-Shaped Stones"

On May 14, at 6 p.m., Svetlozara Kabakchieva's first book "Heart-Shaped Stones" will be presented in the "Mission" gallery, as part of the traditional programme of the State Cultural Institute under the Minister of Foreign Affairs "Writing Diplomats". The aim of the program is to promote new publications and books by current or former diplomats, as literature is an important tool for cultural diplomacy, getting to know and bringing communities together. The collection of fairy tales is the...

Opening of the exhibition "Letters of Bulgaria - Alphabet of Europe" on the occasion of May 24 in the Korean province of Gyeongsangbuk

27/04/24
Opening of the exhibition "Letters of Bulgaria - Alphabet of Europe" on the occasion of May 24 in the Korean province of Gyeongsangbuk

On April 24, 2024, Ambassador Petar Kraychev and the Deputy Head of the Embassy-Seoul, Mr. Tsvetomir Krumov, visited the Central Library of the Korean city of Gyeongbuk, Gyeongsangbuk Province. This year, the library, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Republic of Korea, is hosting the exhibition "Letters of Bulgaria - Alphabet of Europe", which opens on the eve of May 24 - Day of the holy brothers Cyril and Methodius, of the Bulgarian alphabet , education and...

Exhibition of Crimean Tatar ceramics "Qalqan/Shield"

26/04/24
Exhibition of Crimean Tatar ceramics "Qalqan/Shield"

On May 8, at 6:00 p.m. at the Mission Gallery at the state Institute for Culture of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria an exhibition by the most famous Crimean-Tatar potter, honored master of folk art of Ukraine Rustem Skybin, titled "Qalqan/Shield”, will be opened. The project will consist of two parts: an exhibition of ceramic panels and a series of informational posters "Crimea and the Crimean Tatars". In twelve ceramic panels are used samples of authentic...

The Exhibition "Bulgarian Monuments under the Protection of UNESCO" was Presented at the Francophonie Week in Ghana

23/04/24
The Exhibition "Bulgarian Monuments under the Protection of UNESCO" was Presented at the Francophonie Week in Ghana

The period 16-21 April 2024 saw the main events of the program of the Week of Francophonie in Ghana. Bulgaria was represented by the Honorary Consul in Accra Nicolas van Staalduynen. With his assistance, the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Abuja organized the presentation of the exhibition "Bulgarian Monuments under the Protection of UNESCO", provided by the State Institute for Culture in French and English, in the Central Capital Park of Accra on April 20, 2024. This is the first...

A Delegation from the State Institute for Culture Attended the Opening of the Bulgarian Pavilion in Venice

22/04/24
A Delegation from the State Institute for Culture Attended the Opening of the Bulgarian Pavilion in Venice

Representatives from the State Institute for Culture attended the official opening of the Bulgarian Pavilion at the 60th edition of the Venice Art Biennale, which took place on April 19 at 5 p.m. The pavilion was opened by the Minister of Culture Mr. Nayden Todorov, Commissioner Dr. Nadezhda Dzhakova and the team of the "Neighbors" project, which represented Bulgaria this year - Krasimira Butseva, Julian Shehiryan, Lilia Topuzova and the curator Vasil Vladimirov. "It is exciting that our...

Opening of the Exhibition "Memory and Posters" at the Council of Europe

19/04/24
Opening of the Exhibition "Memory and Posters" at the Council of Europe

On April 17, 2024, within the second part of the annual session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the opening of the exhibition "Memory and Posters" took place in the Palace of Europe. The event was dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the rescue of Bulgarian Jews and was jointly organized by the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Council of Europe and the national delegation to PACE. The exhibition was realized by the State Cultural Institute of...

The Exhibition "Miraculous Icons and Holy Relics of the Balkans" Will be Presented in Warsaw

17/04/24
 The Exhibition "Miraculous Icons and Holy Relics of the Balkans" Will be Presented in Warsaw

On May 13, 2024, the phototype exhibition from the program of the State Institute for Culture "Miraculous Icons and Holy Relics of the Balkans" will be opened at the Warsaw Public Library/Main Library of Masovian Voivodeship. The event will take place within the framework of "Europe Week" in Warsaw, initiated by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium, within the framework of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU. The exhibition is organized with the support of the Embassy of the...

The Exhibition "Miraculous Icons and Holy Relics of the Balkans" will be Presented in Dupnitsa

09/04/24
The Exhibition "Miraculous Icons and Holy Relics of the Balkans" will be Presented in Dupnitsa

The mobile exhibition "Miraculous Icons and Holy Relics of the Balkans" continues its journey and will be opened on April 16 at 5 p.m. in the new building of the Municipal Art Gallery in the town of Dupnitsa. The event is organized with the support of the Municipality of Dupnitsa and the Historical Museum - Dupnitsa. The mobile phototype exhibition from the program of the State Institute for Culture under the Minister of Foreign Affairs was realized jointly with the Center for Slavic-Byzantine...

Bulgaria will Participate in the European Cinema Days in Türkiye in 2024

02/04/24
Bulgaria will Participate in the European Cinema Days in Türkiye in 2024

Within the framework of the upcoming European Cinema Days 2024 in Türkiye, organized in cooperation with the Delegation of the EU to Türkiye, the embassies of the EU Member States, the National Institutes of Culture of the EU and several EU Information Centers, Bulgaria will be represented with the film "The Naked Truth About the Zhiguli Group" directed by Victor Bozhinov (2021). The film was produced by Concept Studio, producer Krastyo Lambev. The participation is carried out...

Exhibition “Mundus Novus” by Rikardo Druškić will Open at the Mission Gallery

27/03/24
Exhibition “Mundus Novus” by Rikardo Druškić will Open at the Mission Gallery

The State Institute for Culture at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Mission Gallery, are delighted to announce the forthcoming exhibition titled “Mundus Novus - The New World” by renowned artist Rikardo Druškić from Bosnia and Herzegovina. The exhibition will open on April 4, 2024, at 18:00 and continue until April 26, 2024. Mundus Novus - The New World is an artistic odyssey that delves into the intricate relationship between humanity and...

The exhibition "Lace of the Centuries" by the Ukrainian artist Daria Alyoshkina will open the Sofia Paper Art Fest 2024

21/03/24
The exhibition "Lace of the Centuries" by the Ukrainian artist Daria Alyoshkina will open the Sofia Paper Art Fest 2024

On March 25, 2024 at 6 p.m. in the Triangular Tower of Serdika - Regional History Museum in Sofia, the exhibition "Lace of the Centuries" will be opened - the first event of the Sofia Paper Art Fest 2024, which will take place from March 25 to November 30, 2024. Under the motto "Without borders", the festival is part of the Sofia Municipality's cultural calendar and promises to present unique exhibitions and events that will bring the audience back to the roots of art. The State Institute for...

New Mobile Exhibition of the State Institute for Culture - "Bulgaria and Mosaics"

18/03/24
New Mobile Exhibition of the State Institute for Culture - "Bulgaria and Mosaics"

The State Institute for Culture presents its latest and innovative mobile exhibition - "Bulgaria and Mosaics". It was realized by the Balkan Heritage Foundation in 2023 in cooperation with a number of Bulgarian museums, non-profit organizations and specialists in the field of art studies and archaeology. The exhibition aims to present the rich and diverse mosaic heritage in Bulgaria through selected details of ancient, medieval and modern mosaics and thus spark the audience's interest in the...