Exhibition "125 Years of National Academy of Art in 125+ Frames"

28 September – 21 October 2021
Vernissage: 28 September (Tuesday), 5:00 – 7:00pm
Academia Gallery, 1 Shipka Street
On 28 September 2021, the National Academy of Art will celebrate its 125th anniversary with the photo exhibition "125 Years of National Academy of Art in 125+ Frames". The project concept focuses on the development of a well-structured and well-thought-out exhibition solely through the use of photography as a document of its time, which visually restores, as far as possible, the historical picture of the institution during its existence. The research on and promotion of the preserved photographic heritage related to the higher education institution and its presentation in public, once again provides an opportunity for the expert and general public to get acquainted with its long rich history.
The exhibition will be realised as part of the programme of the National Academy of Art in connection with the celebration of its 125th anniversary, as a result from the open competition for scientific and artistic-creative activities of the National Academy of Art in 2021.
Project team: Prof. Georgi Iankov (Rector), Senior Lecturer Dr. Rosen Toshev (Head of Exhibition and Gallery Activities and Project Manager), Dr. Milena Balcheva-Bozhkova (curator of the Museum Collection), Senior Lecturer Dr. Teodor Liho (exhibition designer, Department of Design in Advertising), Kaloyan Bogdanov (PhD student, Department of History of Art), Simona Halacheva (PhD student, Department of History of Art), Sylvia Miloslavova (Expert "Translation / Publishing /  Advertising & Information"), Dr. Anton Ivanov (Head of Electronic and Printing Activities), Didi Spasova (Public Relations).
The exposition presents photographs from the archives of the Museum Collection of the National Academy of Art, including the archive of Prof. Mihail Enev, donated to the National Academy of Art; Archive of the National Academy of Art and private archives; Archives State Agency; the Regional History Museum - Sofia; the Bulgarian Historical Archive of St. St. Cyril and Methodius National Library; the Scientific Archive of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; Old Sofia (http://www.stara-sofia.com/).
The project is implemented with the financial support of Sofia Municipality and in partnership with Fibank.