“Books, Directions, Audiences” stopping over at NSK to present Bulgaria’s heritage as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage
Books, Directions, Audiences, a touring exhibition of the St. Cyril and Methodius National Library of Bulgaria (NKRB) featuring Bulgaria’s heritage as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage programme, will open on 3 July 2018 in the grand lobby of the National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK).
The exhibition will be opened by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Republic of Croatia Tanya Dimitrova, with additional addresses by Director General of the National and University Library in Zagreb Tatijana Petrić, Vice-Director of the St. Cyril and Methodius National Library of Bulgaria Antoaneta Totomanova and Special Envoy of the Croatian Minister of Culture Mihaela Majcen-Marinić.
Archivist Boyana Mincheva, from the Bulgarian national library’s Manuscripts and Early Printed Books department, will present in greater detail the exhibition’s highlights, i.e. some of the Bulgarian library’s greatest treasures, such as manuscripts, early printed books and works of Asian cultural heritage preserved in its collections.
The Books, Directions, Audiences exhibition has been organised as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage programme in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Republic of Croatia and the Croatian-Bulgarian society, with the financial support of the Croatian Ministry of Culture and the Conference of European National Librarians (CENL).
Being another step in the strengthening of cooperation between the two countries as well as their national libraries, this exhibition was preceded by Sacred Tongue of My Predecessors: Croatian-Bulgarian Parallels, a 2015 exhibition presenting the long-standing presence of Bulgaria and Bulgarians in Croatian literature through issues and circumstances common to both countries and nations which subsequently got its online counterpart and is now permanently available as the homonymous virtual exhibition.
The Books, Directions, Audiences exhibition will remain on view until 20 July 2018.