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Liliana Milkova, curator of academic programs, works in the Allen Memorial Art Museum. In her role, Milkova collaborates with faculty to make works of art in the Allen both a part of faculty’s teaching experiences and students' education.
Get to know more about Milkova in this Q&A.
Describe your role in six words.
Think, feel, and discover with art.
Best advice someone gave you?
I can think of at least two: "And this, too, shall pass" and "Take responsibility for your actions, but don't feel guilt."
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Burgas, on the Black Sea coast, and in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.
Ludmil Angelov performing Richard Strauss's works for piano in the Burgas concert hall during the difficult years following the fall of Communism. Halfway through the performance, the lights went out, plunging the hall in complete and utter darkness. The pianist did not even seem to notice and finished the program in the pitch-black room. The power came back just in time for the thundering applause.
Favorite thing to eat?
Last book you read?
Alexander McCall Smith's My Italian Bulldozer.
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