12 December 2023 – 15 February 2024

"In the Mirror of Rembrandt" is an interdisciplinary project initiated by the Center "Bulgarian-European Cultural Dialogues", UniArt Gallery of NBU and with the participation of My Museum Foundation. The exhibition presents high quality reproductions of Rembrandt's heliogravures, putting them in dialogue with contemporary culture and with the perceptions of students and lecturers from New Bulgarian University.

A rich program of exhibitions, lectures and a workshop is planned, with the participation of the curators from the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam) - Dr. Eric Hinterding and Dr. Friezo Lammertse, who are visiting New Bulgarian University for the second time.


v 12 December 2023 – 15 February 2024, UniArt Gallery. Curator: Dr. Todor Petev and students; Assistant curator: Nadezhda Yanakieva, UniArt Gallery

  • "In the Mirror of Rembrandt", exhibition of photogravures from the NBU collection
  • "Rembrandt Interpretations", student exhibition from the Department of Fine Arts (NBU). Supervisors: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kalina Hristova and Dr. Vasil Angelov.


v 18 December 2023, UniArt Gallery, 17:00 - 19:00.

Opening of the exhibitions. Award ceremony for the students participating in the exhibition "Rembrandt Interpretations", Ambassador Simon van der Burg, (Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kristiyan Postagiyan (Vice Rector, NBU).

Premiere of two poems about Rembrandt by Joseph Brodsky and Elizabeth Jennings, translated by Dr. Boriana Katzarska (poet and translator) and Prof. Alexander Shurbanov (SU).

Dramatization with students from the Department of Theatre (NBU). Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Snezhina Petrova.

Musical images from the Rembrandt era. Prof. Yavor Konov, PhD (NBU).

"Rembrandt in the Digital Space" – Student research project from the Media and Communications Programme (NBU). Supervisor: Dr. Justine Toms.


9 January 2024, REMBRAND FEST - 12:30-19:00

Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Theatre Hall

15 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd. (entrance from the boulevard, near the metro station)

  • 12:30 Opening. Welcome address from Ambassador Simon van der Burg (Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Dr. Todor Petev (NBU), Dr. Stoyan Sgourev (BECD Centre).
  • 13:00–14:00  "Rembrandt as an innovative graphic artist - techniques, ideas, effects". Dr. Eric Hinterding (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam). In English.

Moderators: Dr. Todor Petev; Dr. Stoyan Sgourev.

14:00–14:30  Discussion and questions

14:30–15:00  Coffee break

15:00–15:45 Artistic, literary and philosophical approaches to Rembrandt. Dr. Boriana Katzarska (poet and translator), Yavora Petrova (artist), Assoc.  Prof. Iassen Zahariev (NBU). In Bulgarian.

Moderators: Dr. Todor Petev; Dr. Stoyan Sgourev.

  • 15:45–16:30 "The Digital еxperience and Rembrandt". The „Vincent Meets Rembrandt“ project. Marin Petkov and Strahil Jordanov (MP-STUDIO). In Bulgarian.

Moderators: Dr. Stoyan Sgourev; Dr. Todor Petev.

16:30–17:00  Discussion and questions

17:00–17:30  Coffee break

  • 17:30–18:30 Contemporary Curatorial Practices.

Dr. Friso Lammertse (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam). In English.

Moderators: Dr. Stoyan Sgourev; Dr. Todor Petev. 

18:30–19:00 Discussion and questions


v  Closing of the Rembrandt Fest. Dr. Stoyan Sgourev; Dr. Todor Petev


v 10 January 24, UniArt Gallery, 11:00 - 12:30

Practical seminar "Challenges of Rembrandt's etchings - original, adaptation, copy". Dr. Friso Lammertse and Dr. Eric Hinterding (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam), Dr. Todor Petev (NBU) with students.


v 30 January 24, UniArt Gallery, 16:00

 Project presentation and publication launch to the exhibition "In the Mirror of Rembrandt", by the NBU publishers. Edited by Dr. Todor Petev.


 The project is supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, NBU Strategic Development Fund, Center "Bulgarian-European Cultural Dialogues" and with the assistance of the Cultural Center - St. With the support of the Cultural Centre "Cultural Relations of Bulgaria".