Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, who was on a visit to Austria, opened Wednesday an exhibition themed Sunshine of the East in Klosterneuburg Monastery, Lower Austria.
The event is dedicated to Bulgarian church art and cultural traditions from the ninth to the fourteenth century, the press centre of the President’s Office announced.
“The Sunshine of the East exhibition represents Bulgaria’s contribution to the world cultural heritage,” the President noted.
“Art is the most universal language that people from different countries can not only communicate in but which they can also convey a message of fellowship and tolerance in. I believe it will unite us for yet another time in the quest for spiritual growth,” the Head of State stressed.
Founded in 1411, Klosterneuburg Monastery is nowadays not only a religious centre but also one of the most visited museum centres in the region.
The 135th anniversary of the establishment of Bulgarian-Austrian diplomatic relations was marked in 2014 in the spiritual centre.
“This is one of the main reasons for being able to delight namely here in a small but priceless part of the Bulgarian cultural heritage,” Rosen Plevneliev noted.
The exhibition is dedicated to the Bulgarian Middle Ages.
The exposition shows the steps of Andrew the Apostle, who first spread the word of Christ to the Bulgarian lands.
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