Bulgaria

Bulgaria

National Profile

The study, preservation and promotion of tangible cultural heritage in Bulgaria is executed by the Ministry of Culture http://mc.government.bg via the Museums, Galleries and Fine Arts Directorate, and the Ministry of Education and Science.

 Since the adoption of the Act on Cultural Heritage, on 10.04.2009, the Ministry of Culture has exercised supreme guidance and supervision over the preservation of cultural heritage. According to this Act, whenever a project or activity is connected with the cultural heritage, the public and private authorities are obliged to finance restoration and preservation of the respective valuables.

The Act on Cultural Heritage defines the general framework for regulation of the ownership, registration, research, conservation, restoration, digitalization and management of cultural heritage in Bulgaria.

Bulgaria currently lacks a national strategy on protection and management of cultural heritage.

Other public agencies in cultural heritage in Bulgaria:
National Council for the Protection of the Monuments of Culture, a consultative body affiliated with the Minister of Culture
Ministry of Environment and Water
Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works
National Tourism Council
Ministry of Education and Science www.mon.bg
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS)
National Archives Council www.archives.government.bg

 

Cultural Heritage Reseach

National Institute for Monuments of Culture (NIMC)

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS)
http://www.bas.bg with its institutes

Ethnographic institute and museum
http://hs41.iccs.bas.bg/etb/et1.htm

The Professor Alexander Fol Centre of Thracology

Institute of Archaeology and Museum
http://aim.sofianet.net/

National Historic Museum
www.historymuseum.org

National library “St.st. Ciril and Methodii”
http://www.nationallibrary.bg 

Sofia university “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of History
http://www.uni-sofia.bg

National Academy of Arts
http://www.nha-bg.org

 

Cultural Heritage Institutions

National Museum of History
www.historymuseum.org

National Fine Arts Gallery

Museums of Foreign Art

Archaeological Institute and Museum
http://aim.sofianet.net/

Ethnographical institute and museum
http://hs41.iccs.bas.bg/etb/et1.htm

National Museum of Natural Science
http://www.nmnh.bas.bg/default.htm

Anthropological Museum

National Museum of Military history – Sofia
http://www.md.government.bg/nvim/_bg/.

 

Training in Cultural Heritage Science, Conservation and Restoration

See below for education and training opportunities in conservation-restoration and conservation science in Bulgaria

Education programmes leading to a doctoral degree in the field of conservation-restoration or science for conservation, other than architectural conservation

Chair of Restoration, Faculty of Applied Arts, National Academy of Arts in Sofia
Inter-university Centre for Archaeometry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Sofia,

 

Opportunities for study and research at a doctoral level, areas other than architectural, urban and historic environment conservation

National Academy of Arts, Faculty of Applied Arts, Chair of Restoration
Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, Faculty of Chemistry, Inter-university Center of Archaeometry

 

Further details can be found in the Net-Heritage report "Opportunities in advanced education in conservation-restoration and science for conservation in Europe".

 

Funding Sources

The financing of the research and preservation of the TCH is done in a decentralized manner:

       byMinistry of Education and Sciencewww.mon.bgvia the National Science Fund

       by Ministry of Culture

       by the regional and county administrations;

       in rare cases – project-related – by the Ministry of Finance;

       by foundations (see examples below)

 

Ministry of Education and Science - National Science Fund (NSF)www.nsfb.net

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    1. NSF is the only research-funding organization that supports both fundamental and applied research. Through its specialized schemes, the NSF strongly supports the development of research activities in the field of cultural heritage.

 

Culture - National Fund

The “Culture” National Fund (NF) is a source of financing for activities for preservation of monuments of culture, administered by the Ministry of Culture.

National Endowment Fund “13 centuries of Bulgaria”

The National Endowment Fund “13 centuries of Bulgaria” is committed to the organization and facilitation of the donors’ activity of Bulgarian of foreign physical and legal persons to support education, science, culture, restoration and preservation of cultural and historic heritage properties, health care system and other spheres.

 

Foundations providing funds for cultural heritage research in Bulgaria

Foundation “А. G. Leventis”
The World Monument Fund
Headlеy Trust
Foundation “Messerschmidt”
National Fine Arts Gallery and National Ethnographic Museum, Sofia 

Transnational initiatives

Operational programme “Regional development” Cross-Border Cooperation (2007-2013)

http://www.bgregio.eu/

Bulgaria - Turkey

Bulgaria - Romania

Bulgaria - Macedonia

Bulgaria - Greece

Bulgaria - Black Sea

Bulgaria - Serbia

 

7th EC Framework Programs

SUBMITTED BY: admin admin AUTHOR:  ORIGINAL PUBLISHED DATE: 3/17/2013

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