On the occasion of the 140th anniversary of the birth of Al. Balabanov the University Library “St. Kliment Ohridski ” offers to your attention the exhibition ” Meeting with a University Legend”- multilayered, non-traditional and with several clearly outlined stories. The first line aims to present the significant presence of Prof. Al. Balabanov in the cultural life of Bulgaria, and his activity as a scientist, translator and poet. It has been shown his literary heritage – scientific works and editions of his translations. There are presented photographs and documents from the Museum of Sofia University. In Professor Balabanov’s inheritance can be found , those that are relevant today and which are worth re-reading.
And today we are convinced that “for Balabanov should be spoken in his original Balabanov’s style” – that is why the second line of the exhibition is unconventional. The stories of the man with “two souls and a hundred faces”, one of the most awake minds of Bulgaria, are from memories of his friends and contemporaries. “Personality, figure and event”, Balabanov is also a favorite cartoon character. The exhibition presents many cartoons, aphorisms, and his image in “folk art”. An additional dynamism of the exhibition gives the specially prepared multimedia. The photos, assessments and memories show professor Balabanov as a lecturer at Sofia University and his constant communication with the students – in the audience and outside
This visual story will introduce you to the pages of our cultural history with the purpose to learn from the heritage left by legendary personalities, one of whom is Professor Alexander Balabanov.