42 museums, art galleries and their branches from 21 districts in the country will be included in this year’s edition of the initiative

The 17th edition of the European Night of Museums will take place on July 3 this year, an initiative launched for the first time in 2005 by the French Ministry of Culture. In just a few years, it has spread successfully throughout Europe. Bulgarian museums and galleries are included in its first edition.

The national program to mark the traditional European initiative, prepared by the Directorate of Cultural Heritage, Museums and Fine Arts at the Ministry of Culture, includes: thematic exhibitions, concerts and various art events dedicated to the Night.

42 museums, art galleries and their branches from 21 districts in the country are included. State and municipal museums and art galleries are participating in the initiative. Traditionally, in recent years in Sofia alone, the European Night of Museums includes more than 50 museums and galleries that welcome thousands of visitors with free admission. In its format, the European Night of Museums is a wide-open program for the widest possible circle of people who have the opportunity not only to touch the exhibits and works presented by museums and galleries, but also to feel their messages.

The concept of the initiative is to reach a large circle of people with an emphasis – the young audience, by presenting an unusual and attractive program, which in addition to the opportunity to get acquainted with the cultural heritage, to offer other cultural events.

You can reach the National Program for the European Night of Museums through the website of the Ministry of Culture.

http://mc.government.bg/newsn.php?n=7793&i=1

A brochure about Sofia – city can be found on the website of the French Institute.

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