Ahead! The science is a sun

    1. Register Number: 16

    2. Address: “St. Cyril and St. Methodius” University of Veliko Tarnovo, Building 5, North Facade, “Confucius Center” Entrance , 2 “Theodosius Tarnovski” St., Veliko Tarnovo 5000

    3. Coordinates:

      43.081435, 25.634499

    4. Artist/Architect: Polina Todorova, “Wallpainting” Major; Advisor: Assistant Professor Boris Jelev

    5. Type of Site: Monumental decoration

    6. Name: “Ahead! The science is a sun”

    7. Other Names for the Monument: 

    8. Technique: Mosaic

    9. Materials Used: 

    10. Dating: 2008

    11. Monument Ownership: 

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    14. Regulation Plan Number :

    15. Affiliation to Other Cultural Monuments or Assemblages:

    16. Dimensions of the Monument (measurements): 

    17. Description – Analysis of the Type, Style & Iconography :

    18. Signature/Artist’s Initials: 

    19. Condition:
      The mosaic is in a stable condition of preservation, apart from some missing tesserae, which may have been mechanically removed. It is unclear if the individual panels were attached directly onto the wall or if they were attached on to a single surface which was then attached to the wall. There is a corroded frame with a metal construction visible underneath the mosaic, upon which panels are attached. The bonding material is either cement or Mapei synthetic glue.

    20. Conservation / Restoration: 

    21. Preservation Regimes according to Bulgaria’s Cultural Heritage Act:
      In order to preserve this work, it is necessary to: clean the mosaic and reconstruct the missing tesserae. In order to better present this work to the public, it is necessary to: provide for its regular maintanance and security; install lights for illumination; and add a plaque with the artist, title and year.

    22. Plans and Documentation Relating to Implementation: No

    23. Connection with the Environment: Favourable

    24. Primary Function of the Building: 

    25. Current Function of the Building: “St. Cyril and St. Methodius” University of Veliko Tarnovo

    26. Access: Public

    27. Observation Access: Unlimited

    28. Correspondence Between Initial Project Plan & Implementation:

    29. Comments/Other: