22 Jun 2018

Researchers from the Institute of Art Studies participating in a Bulgarian exhibition in Moscow

An exhibition of Bulgarian masterpieces of church art will be unveiled on 28 June 2018 at the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. Forty-seven exhibits from the National History Museum, Old Nessebar Museum and SS Cyril and Methodius National Library will be on display. No Bulgarian exhibition has been shown at the Tretyakov Gallery for four decades now.
A catalogue of the exhibition contains all possible Greek inscriptions; new hypotheses and dating, a complete bibliography, readable photos and an innovative structure. The catalogue entries are divided into sections by period rather than traditionally by type of art that would begin with painting and end with statuary. Ivo Hajjimishev’s photographs of the monuments render the catalogue both painterly and documentarily accurate. For Bulgarian part, the best experts took part in the work on the catalogue: five researchers at the Institute of Art Studies, BAS; Ivan Dujčev Center for Slavo-Byzantine Studies; the National Library and the National History Museum, Sofia. The deluxe catalogue was compiled under the scientific editorship of Corr. Mem. Prof. Ivanka Gergova and Assoc. Prof. Dr Emmanuel Moutafov, Institute of Art Studies, BAS, and Elena Saenkova, the Tretyakov Gallery.
Addresses will be delivered at the opening by Mr Boil Banov, Minister of Culture; His Excellency, Mr Boiko Kotsev; representatives of the National History Museum and Bulgarian Cultural Institute, Moscow as well as by Assoc. Prof. Dr Emmanuel Moutafov, Director of the Institute of Art Studies, BAS.