Focus Institutions


public discussion

in collaboration with Forma, at the Regional Historical Museum - Sofia
July 21 2021

at Regional History Museum – Sofia

Discussion participants:
Iara Boubnova, Martin Kostashki and Siana Mineva (National Gallery)
Adelina Fileva (Sofia City Art Gallery)
Elena Velikova (Art Gallery - Ruse)
Margarita Dorovska (Museum House of Humour and Satire - Gabrovo)
Valentin Gospodinov (Art Gallery Vladimir Dimitrov - The Master - Kyustendil)
Dilyana Stoimenova (Kyustendil)
Sasho Stoitsov (Blagoevgrad / Sofia)
Hristina Grozdanova (Regional History Museum – Sofia)

Viktoria Draganova and Vladiya Mihaylova

In recent years we have been observing an increased inclusion of contemporary art and culture in the programmes of municipal galleries and museums, which are typically involved in art heritage preservation. This process is taking place in Sofia, as well as in other cities around the countly.

Does that imply a more significant change in the policies and strategies of art institutions?

How is this process affecting the inner life of the museum?

Does it help us make sense of contemporary culture as a heritage of the future? What are the problems that arise?

What can we change in the current (cultural) policies of / towards museums in order to support their openness to contemporary culture and art, and should we?

Our goal is to discuss all these questions with the help of representatives of some of the most active institutions in the country, as well as of professionals who have been working in that direction for years.

The discussion is part of the Visual Arts Initiative project started by representatives of the cultural sector and implemented by the Blue Cube Foundation in partnership with FORMA – Laboratory for Cultural and Social Interactions. The project is supported by the Publics program of the National Culture Fund.


Free entrance.