Welcome reception

Monday, 25 June, 2018 18:00 – 20:00

To kick off the 9th Annual PAC World Conference, we are excited to welcome you with a Reception at the National Art Gallery. The National Museum of Bulgarian Art is the largest and most famous in the nation, housing an extensive collection of over 30,000 paintings, accumulated since the country’s liberation from the Ottoman Empire in 1878. It also boasts an impressive exhibit depicting the highest achievements of Bulgarian sculptors during the 20th Century.

Prior to its conversion into a museum of art, the building was the Sofia Palace. Immediately after Bulgaria’s proclamation of independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1878, Prince Alexander I Battenberg, engaged the services of a renowned architect from Vienna to convert what was formerly used as an Ottoman administrative building, into an official palace, where Bulgaria’s royals resided, until the end of the monarchy.

The reception is included in your registration fee. You will need to wear your badge to attend.



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