Europa Nostra Awards go to 29 winners from 17 countries
The winners of the 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards were announced last Tuesday by the Commission and Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage network. The 29 laureates from 17 countries have been recognised for their impressive accomplishments in four different categories: conservation, research, dedicated service, and education, training and awareness-raising. As a contribution to the European Year of Cultural Heritage, this year's Awards put special emphasis on the European added value of the selected heritage achievements.
What I am trying to do is make sure they leave a trace with their work
Rumyana Kochanova
First of all, I would like to say that the people in question are part of our globalised society. Why gaze at one's navel? The trend I have been noticing of late is that whenever exhibition halls have something to present, it is inevitably connected to our contemporary life. The people I photograph are not on the social periphery.
 
The 12 remarkable music pieces offer a unique experience to fans, Australian singer Lisa Gerrard is a special guest
The new album of the Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices (Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares) will be released globally on 25 May, its producers Schubert Music Publishing have announced, cited by BGNES.
 
Where Jesus' eyes follow worshippers
Adelina Lozanova
The “St. John the Baptist” Lopushan Monastery is located in north-western Bulgaria, nestled in the Chip­rovtsi section of the Balkan Range. Believed to have been established back in the 10th century, the monastery was destroyed and restored numerous times during the Ottoman occupation, like most Bulgarian cloisters.
Bulgarian screenplay wins award in Cannes
Krasimir Krumov
The screenplay Afrika by Maya Vitkova-Kosev has won the ScripTeast Award for best Eastern European script, which is dedicated to Krzysztof Kieslowski and was given out for the 12th time at the Cannes International Film Festival.
First 'new' Rembrandt in 44 years discovered
Dutch art dealer Jan Six has made the discovery of a lifetime. At an auction house in London two years ago he saw the hand of Rembrandt in an unknown portrait of a well-dressed young man with red hair that had gone unnoticed for four centuries, Reuters reported.
Alley of balconies found in Pompeii
Digs at a previously unexcavated area of Pompeii have uncovered a spectacular alley with a series of buildings with big balconies which the Mount Vesuvius lava shower, that the ancient Roman city underwent in AD 79, left largely intact.
Exhibition showcases artists of happiness
A unique exhibition entitled Artists of Poetic Reality, featuring pieces by eight of the most remarkable 20th-century French artists, has been opened in Sofia. The striking show is curated personally by Academician Svetlin Rusev.
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