Night of Museums and Galleries 2011

On September 17, 2011 the seventh edition of the Night of Museums and Galleries - Plovdiv was held. 

The seventh edition of the Night of Museums and Galleries - Plovdiv includes 67 participants at a total of 67 locations. The night has three main programs: "Museums and Galleries" (with 29 locations), "Culture and Club" (with 18 locations) and "City and Public Spaces" (with 21 locations). According to museums, galleries and other participants, there are approximately 40,000 visitors. The City and Public Spaces program also includes all projects supported by the Open Arts Foundation - a total of 12 - 1 Italian, 1 Serbian, 1 German, and from Bulgaria - 2 Sofia, 7 Plovdiv.  All spaces wеre accessible to the public from 7 p.m. on Saturday, 17th September to 1.00 a.m. on Sunday, 18th September. A separate children’s program – the Small Night – was organised from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. on Saturday, with entertainment and educational events provided for the youngest. The official afterparty of the Plovdiv Night of Museums and Galleries 2011 was hosted in the Tobacco Warehouse, on the corner of Ivan Vazov St. and Ekzarh Yosif St., in the small hours of 18th September.

Most of the events in the program were produced by the participating cultural organisations, with the Open Arts Foundation running two platforms of its own – Special Projects and Open Call platform.

New participants in the Plovdiv Night of Museums and Galleries this year were the recently renovated Regional Museum of Archeology, the Ivan Vazov National Library, the Surp Kovork Armenian church and the Victoria and Kirkor Armenian school, as well as locations such as Fabric Bar in 31 Otets Paisiy St., the iconic and now derelict Cosmos Cinema and the monument to soldiers who have died for Bulgaria known as Bratska mogila.

A new element was a VIP event – called the Collectors’ Forum – which will from now on precede the official shows. Its goals were to provide visibility for successful private collectors’ practices and to encourage aspiring collectors to start and run their own art collections. Participation in the event was by invitation only.  

The visual identity of the Night is the work of Poststudio for visual culture, who have developed a special font inspired by the city’s street signs, graffiti and magazines, called The Letters of Plovdiv.  

Ⓒ Мария Иванова

Ⓒ Мария Иванова

Ⓒ Мария Иванова

Ⓒ Филип Търпов

Ⓒ Ивета Бойкина

Ⓒ Media cafe

Ⓒ archive, OAF

Ⓒ archive, OAF

Ⓒ archive, OAF

Ⓒ archive, OAF

Ⓒ Елена Колева

Ⓒ archive, OAF

Ⓒ archive, OAF

Ⓒ Делян Нешев

Ⓒ Делян Нешев

Ⓒ Делян Нешев

Ⓒ Мария Иванова

Ⓒ Мария Иванова

Ⓒ Media cafe

Ⓒ Media cafe

Ⓒ Елена Колева

Ⓒ Media cafe

Ⓒ Media cafe

Ⓒ Media cafe

Ⓒ Делян Нешев

Ⓒ Делян Нешев

Ⓒ Десислава Бойкинова

Ⓒ Media cafe

Ⓒ Мария Иванова