Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Japan Donates Money for Building of Thracian Art Museum in Bulgaria

This is wonderful news. I wonder when the projected opening date will be. I'd love to schedule a visit when this new museum opens.

"Japan's government has granted USD 2,860,000 to Bulgaria for the founding and building of a museum of the Thracian art in the eastern Rodopi Mountains.

The Japanese Ambassador to Bulgaria Koichiro Fukui and Bulgaria's Foreign Minister exchanged notes on Tuesday for the donation.

The Thracian art Museum is a joint project of the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture, the Haskovo Municipality and Japan. The idea is to build a whole museum complex around the Thracian tomb near the village of Alexandrovo."