4.7.2019 – 01.06.2021
The National History Museum presents immersive space “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia”. The exhibition will run until end of December.
With sensory impulses, authentic video footage, photo archives and emblematic exhibits, the visitor will be “immersed” in the period before and during the bombings, will wander through the calm and beautiful pre-war Sofia, will witness the devastating blow that war inflicted on the city and will experience the fate of the hundreds people who lost their homes. The memories of eyewitnesses, recreated by famous Bulgarian actors will complete the narrative about some of the most dramatic days of the Bulgarian capital.
The project “The Scars of War: The Lost Architectural Heritage of Sofia” was brought to life in partnership with the Bulgarian National Film Archives, and funded by the “Culture” program of Sofia Municipality.
8.7.2020 - 30.09.2021
The exhibition presents the many ways that the “Pathways to the table” have evolved in Bulgaria through time. The exhibition consists of the following thematic collections: Sheep and goat breeding, Horticulture, Apiculture, and etc. With the current exhibition presents, the National Ethnographic Museum the traditional way of life and culture of Bulgarian nation. Pathways to the table will run until September 30, 2021.
For more information, please visit the website of the National Ethnographic Museum - www.iefem.bas.bg.
THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION “SOFIA – CAPITAL OF UNIFIED BULGARIA”
29.10.2020 – 1.06.2021
Тhe exhibition “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” focuses on the role of Sofia as epicentre for the decisions which rendered the dream for the unification of the Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia possible. The exhibition narrative highlights the act of the Unification and its military defence; the role of diplomacy and of the efforts of the institutions in Sofia; the growth of the town into a capital of unified Bulgaria – a central of all state institutions and a unifying heart for the Bulgarians in the Principality of Bulgaria and in Eastern Rumelia. The exhibition presents exhibits – symbols of the dream for unification. Among them are regulation colours and volunteerunits’ banners, under the folds of which Bulgarians defended at once the cause of the Unification, and Sofia – Serbian forces’ immediate objective.
Personal belongings of Prince Alexander I, of the Speaker of the National Assembly Stefan Stambolov, of the Prime Minister Petko Karavelov, of the Minister of Justice Vasil Radoslavov, of the Minister of War Captain Konstantin Nikiforov, and others, frame Sofia’s efforts towards a swift administrative and legislative integration and towards the transformation of the capital into a centre of Unified Bulgaria.
A specially developed touch-screen application rediscovers Sofia’s place in the events from 135 years ago, focusing on the role of institutions, public buildings, and private homes of the capital’s urban environment.
Entrance fee. Tickets at the ticket-desk of National Museum of Military History.
The exhibition is realized in partnership with the Regional History Museum – Sofia, Directorate of Museums– Koprivshtitsa, and Stefan Noykov Foundation, within the “Sofia – Capital of Unified Bulgaria” project, funded by the “Culture” programme of Sofia Municipality.
Image: National Museum of Military History
The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences presents the exhibition Zoonotic Pathogen Types
November 1 2020 – May 31 2021
The exhibition Zoonotic Pathogen Types was realised on the occasion of the most actual topic - the origin and transmission of pandemies, caused by the so called the zoonoses. Entrance fee. Tickets at the ticket-desk of the National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Image: The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
The National Archaeological Institute with Museum organizes the temporary exhibition “Bulgarian Archaeology”. The exhibition presents the most interesting and impressive discoveries and investigations from the last active archaeological season.
The exhibition “Bulgarian Archaeology 2020” will be on display in the Central Hall of the National Archaeological Museum from 12 February until 02 May 2021.
The photographic exhibition Sofia’s Homes presents 27 architectural values of Sofia. Beautiful, stylish, and magnificent, these buildings remind us of the rapid development of Sofia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. On April 3, 1879 (March 22 in old style) during the Constituent Assembly of Veliko Tarnovo, Sofia was proclaimed Capital of Bulgaria and residence of the Knyaz. In less than three decades, old Sofia, with a population of about 12,000, acquired beautiful architectural structures, magnificent buildings such as the Military Club and the National Theater, electric lighting, trams, and yellow cobblestones. The exhibition shows the point of view of Zdravko Petrov, author of the book "Historical Routes: Sofia" and the website historicalroutes.bg, which reveal interesting facts about the architecture and history of the most beautiful houses and public buildings in our capital.
Open-air gallery at Lovers’ Bridge, next to the NPC
The exhibition shows a different and beautiful face of Sofia. The exhibition includes 60 photos of women, part of the bilingual book Women of Sofia. Some of the photos have been taken especially for the project, and others have been taken on the streets of the city over the last 5 years. The project presents the women of Sofia in their uniqueness and diversity, with their courage to stand up for themselves.
During the pandemic period, the National Palace of Culture, and respectively Kinomania (Cinemania), and Sofia Film Fest will present a total of four films. They were supposed to premiere in November 2020 as part of the program of Kinomania, after which to be included in the 25th edition of Sofia Film Fest. Because Kinomania is now to be held after the March edition of SFF, the films will premiere at Kinomania in April, but these screenings will also be part of the program of Sofia Film Fest. Fear will open Kinomania on April 8, 2021. Ivaylo Hristov's film together with The Short Straw (April 16) by Dimitar Petkov and Scenes from the Life of an Actress (April 13) by Ivan Vladimirov are included in the New Bulgarian Cinema program of Sofia Film Fest.
The fourth film part of the program of both festivals is The Khan and the Empire - the new version of one of the most popular films in the history of Bulgarian cinema - Khan Asparuh. Lyudmil Staykov's film is part of the special anniversary program of SFF - 25, which will feature iconic films of 25 Sofia Award winners.
In 2021 Pancho Vladigerov House Museum in cooperation with Prof. Pancho Vladigerov National Academy of Music, the National Academy of Arts and the Sofia Philharmonic will present a new initiative, combining musical and visual art in an original and unique way. The first concert of the program will take place on April 10 in Bulgaria Chamber Hall at 7pm and will introduce listeners to the essence of the conceptual space of SYN (es) THESIS. An important part of the performances will be the projection of paintings of 23 students from the National Academy of Arts. The SYN (es) THESIS project is realized with the support of Sofia Municipality.
he exhibition The Faces of LJ will be opened on April 12 at 6 pm in the open-air gallery in the City Garden. Mihail Nedelchev, Georgi Lozanov, Francesca Zemyarska, Joanna Neykova and Lilia Trifonova will take part in the opening. The exhibition includes 26 photographs of important authors and friends of the newspaper - Miglena Nikolchina, Virginia Zaharieva, Georgi Gospodinov, Mirela Ivanova, Mihail Nedelchev, Vladimir Zarev, Daria Karapetkova, Mitko Novkov, Georgi Tenev, Ivan Hristov, Yanitsa Radeva, Todorka Mineva, Alexander Baytoshev, Kaloyan Pramatarov, as well as the editors of the newspaper. You can visit the exhibition until April 25, 2021.