FIDEM is the international organization of art medal with members from 43 countries worldwide. Members of FIDEM are sculptures, medal collectors, historians and connoisseurs of art and museums, art galleries, private companies and national organizations. FIDEM has been promoting medal art worldwide for over 70 years, through the organization of conferences, exhibitions, art competitions, and by publishing the magazine Médailles after each Congress.
Chairman of the Organization Committee of the International Art Medal Federation is Prof. Bogomil Nikolov, a professor in the Department of Metal at the National Academy of Art, Sofia. He has won prestigious awards for medal art, and his works are featured in galleries, museums and private collections worldwide, including the British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts and many other. Prof. Bogomil Nikolov is founder of the studio medal sculpture at the National Academy of Art.
The National Archaeological Institute and Museum at BAS will open a unique exhibition of 785 medals, specially made for this international biennial of artists representing 30 countries from around the world. The official opening of the exhibition FIDEM will be held on September 3 at 18:00 and will be open to visitors until September 27. LINK @ Facebook