The exposition shows unique examples of Christian and folk art, united by the faith and creative spirit of Bulgarians during the century-long period of missing statehood and freedom.

The exhibition reveals the diversity of an era during which the long farewell of Bulgarian society to the Middle Ages took place and the foundations of modern culture were laid at the end of the Renaissance period. During the XNUMXth - XNUMXth centuries, the Bulgarians lived under the conditions of foreign ethnic and religious rule, they were deprived of statehood, of a political and cultural elite. The only consolidating force in society remains the Christian religion, complemented by popular culture. They become the basis of the spiritual life of the Bulgarian society and enriching each other, they become guardians and bearers of the collective memory.

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