• Exhibition on pandemics opens after long delay due to... pandemic

      Exhibition on pandemics opens after long delay due to... pandemic

      In March this year, the Boerhaave Science Museum in the Netherlands was all set to launch its planned exhibition on the history of pandemics. Then the subject of the exhibition became reality. For four months, the museum in the southern Dutch city of Leiden was, like countless others around the world, forced to close as the coronavirus spread from country to country and more than 6,000 died with Covid-19 in the Netherlands.

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    • Boryana Petkova: Drawing makes the impossible possible

      Boryana Petkova: Drawing makes the impossible possible

      There are states of the body and spirit which are timeless, like pain, fear, love, sorrow, hope. Though often classified as banal, they are part of us and will continue to be part of us in the future. No matter how much we robotise and anesthetise ourselves, no matter how people will look tomorrow, these states remain unchanged. And they will always be contemporary, says artist Boryana Petkova in an interview.

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    • Craving nothing

      Craving nothing

      Boryana Petkova and Michail Michailov are two artists whose paths often cross not only because of their similar fates as expat artists (they live in Paris and Vienna, respectively), but because of a shared interest in the way an artwork functions and develops as well. The body of work of both artists is characterised by an in-depth yet minimalistic approach.

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    • Iconic Italian composer Ennio Morricone dies at 91

      Iconic Italian composer Ennio Morricone dies at 91

      The renowned Italian composer, Ennio Morricone, most famous for his film music, died on Sunday at the age of 91. He became a legend with the soundtracks he created for the so-called Spaghetti Westerns of the 1960s, and has composed about 500 scores for film and TV over more than 50 years.

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    •  World's first bikini museum to open in Germany

      World's first bikini museum to open in Germany

      The bikinis of Marilyn Monroe, Scarlett Johansson and countless other celebrities are getting a new home in a south-western German town calling itself "capital of swimwear." In Bad Rappenau, nestled between the cities of Frankfurt and Stuttgart, is the world's first bikini museum, by its own account, set to open on Sunday, 5 July  - no less than the international day of the bikini.

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    • Louvre prepares to reopen as of 6 July

      Louvre prepares to reopen as of 6 July

      With it's zig-zag barriers, the room containing the world-famous Mona Lisa looks rather like an airport check-in area at the height of the holiday season. Orange dots on the floor mark where visitors are expected to stand in order to keep a safe distance from one another. The safety precautions are just a couple of the many measures the Louvre is taking when it reopens to the public on July 6 following the coronavirus lockdown, DPA reported.

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    • Romantic summer with Sofia Philharmonic

      Romantic summer with Sofia Philharmonic

      The Sofia Philharmonic and the National Art Gallery are inviting music fans to a series of concerts at the atrium of the gallery's Square 500 building. The events will be held on Fridays, starting at 6.30pm, from 3 July until 7 August. This cultural space will echo with the sounds of masterpieces of chamber orchestra music performed by various groups of the Sofia Philharmonic.

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