We decided not to announce that we would participate in the auction in Vienna for the portrait and things of Prince Alexander I of Battenberg, so that we could purchase items at the usual price. If we announced that we were going, I would be happy to buy them, but would be at a triple or fourfold price, ”said bTV Culture Minister Boil Banov.
He said that there was another participant who hired an employee not only for the portrait, but also for the trays. “When we went to Vienna, we had a rumor that we had very little money, just to symbolically state that the state had a desire. I went in my personal capacity, I could not risk it, ”said Banov. According to him, there were about 100 people at the auction.
Banov said that the portrait will be exhibited in the Palace Museum, most likely within the framework of the exhibition dedicated to King Ferdinand, but the last word will be for museum workers.
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