Bulgarian Treasures to Shine in French Louvre

Culture | August 2, 2011, Tuesday // 14:45|  views

Henri Loyrette (l) and Culture Minister, Vezhdi Rashidov, during the first visit of the Louvre President to Bulgaria. Photo by Culture Ministry

The most famous museum in the world, the French Louvre, will examine concrete proposals for cultural and scientific collaboration with Bulgaria.

The information comes from a letter signed by the Louvre President, Henri Loyrette, sent to Bulgarian Culture Minister, Vezhdi Rashidov.

The letter is dated July 18, 2011, which is just six days after Loyrette's first ever visit to Bulgaria, the Culture Ministry informs in a press release to the media.

In the letter, the President of the Louvre points out this first visit has given him the opportunity to become immersed in the realm of the unbelievable cultural and natural treasures of Bulgaria. He adds he would examine in detail any proposal the Bulgarian Culture Ministry would send him and will look into how a partnership can develop.

Bulgaria has never been presented in the Louvre until now. Rashidov has been invited by the Louvre management and is going to travel to Paris in September to discuss details of a Bulgarian artifacts display.

The visit will further include talks on possibilities to train Bulgarian museum experts in the Louvre – an idea Rashidov shared with Loyrette in Sofia, with the latter now saying the famous museum is prepared to realize it.

The Bulgarian Culture Minister is also to meet with his French counterpart, Frederic Mitterrand.

The 22nd International Congress of Byzantine Studies will be held in August in Sofia, under the patronage of Vezhdi Rashidov, while renowned Byzantine scholar, Jannic Durand, curator of Medieval art at the Louvre will be among the guests.

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