The Association “Of Bulgarian Museums” Met With The Minister of Culture
On March 24, 2023, representatives of the Bulgarian Museums Association held a meeting with the Minister of Culture, Mr. Nayden Todorov. The meeting was also attended by the Ministry of Culture, Dr. Plamen Slavov, Deputy Minister of Culture, and Mrs. Ekaterina Djumalieva, Director of the Directorate for Cultural Heritage, Museums and Fine Arts.
On behalf of the “Bulgarian Museums” Association presented – Boris Hadzhiyski (Director of the Regional History Museum – Pazardzhik) – Chairman of the Management Board, and Ch. assistant professor Dr. Ognyan Todorov (director of the Regional Museum of Natural History – Plovdiv) – vice-chairman of the Management Board.
The Minister of Culture was handed a letter from the Association “Of Bulgarian Museums” with a request for an increase in the funding of museums and art galleries this year by BGN 39.4 million, necessary for the urgent modernization of repositories and exhibition halls to increase the remuneration of museum specialists, as well as to compensate for the high prices of energy carriers, fuels, services, and materials.
At the end of the meeting, the Minister of Culture assured the representatives of the Association that he will defend the demands of the museums before the Minister of Finance so that a budget that foresees a higher standard for our cultural institutions will be submitted to the future National Assembly.
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