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Exhibition "The Heart of Bulgaria. Masterpieces from the Rila Monastery" - Sofia, 25 October - 7 November 2021

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Изложба Рилска света обителThe exhibition The Heart of Bulgaria. Masterpieces from the Rila Monastery is designed by a team of the Institute of Balkan Studies & Centre of Thracology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences under the National Research Program Cultural Historical Heritage, National Memory and Social Development, funded by the Ministry of Education and Science. The exhibition is organized in cooperation with the Rila Monastery, the National Commission of Bulgaria for UNESCO at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Culture Directorate of Sofia Municipality.

The exhibition presents masterpieces from the Rila Monastery, the oldest institution in Bulgaria. The monastery, whose significance far exceeds the Balkans, has been a cultural center and a treasury of Orthodox Christianity for more than a thousand years. The Rila Monastery is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List and is one of the symbols of Bulgaria.

The official opening of the exhibition is on the Day of the National Revival Leaders on November 1, 2021 (Monday) at 17:00 in the Open-Air Gallery in the Crystal Garden in Sofia. The exhibition is on until November 7, 2021.

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