Exhibition BULGARIAN ALPHABETS
The Exhibition BULGARIAN ALPHABETS is dedicated to the Day of St. St. Cyril and Methodius, 11th May, but also honours the 150th anniversary of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. In 2019 (on 14th February) was the 1150th anniversary of the death of St. Cyril – one of the brightest minds of the Medieval Ages.
The Exhibition presents 20 images of Glagolitic letters and their counterparts in the Old Bulgarian Cyrillic script and in the modern alphabet. The letters comprise the words “българския” (Bulgarian), “дух” (spirit), “вечност” (eternity), conveying the message that the Bulgarian spirit is eternal. Below each image you can see the Glagolitic letters which have a correspondence in the Bulgarian alphabet. The Exhibition also includes 4 tableaus picturing the words “ние” (we), “светлина” (light), “добро” (good), “възход” (ascent), their letters featuring embeded elements from Old Bulgarian manuscripts.
The official launch of the Exhibition “Bulgarian Alphabets” took place on 2nd May 2019, 11:00, at the Public Park (in front of the Ivan Vazov National Theatre).
Prof. Mariyana Tsibranska-Kostova from the Institute for Bulgarian Language at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences announced the exhibition and gave the word to prof. Elka Mircheva for the official opening speech.
Congratulations were expressed by: prof. Slaviya Barlieva, Director of the Ciryl and Methodius Centre at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, prof. Anna-Maria Totomanova, head of the Department for Cyril and Methodius Studies at Sofia University, and prof. Anisava Miltenova, head of the Department for Old Bulgarian Literature at the Institute for Literature at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Assoc. prof. Yanov Miltenov from the Institute for Bulgarian Language at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences concluded the ceremony with a reading of an extract from the work For the Letters by Chernorizets Hrabar.
Duration: 12.00 on 30th April – 17.00 on 13th May 2019
Place: The Public Park (in front of the Ivan Vazov National Theatre)
Organiser: The Institute for Bulgarian Language at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences