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member-correspondent of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Prof. Dr. Sc. Yordanka Yurukova
This venerable fifty years of creative and professional life, Prof. Yurukova, with her inherent daring, devoted to his favorite science – numismatics, to her colleagues from the Archaeological Institute and the Archaeological Museum, as well as to her students. She generously endowed generations of students with her professionalism and extensive erudition. Since 1975 till today, Prof. Yurukova was celebrated lecturer in many Bulgarian and foreign universities. Among her merits were the traditional lectures on numismatics, carried out for decades in the most prestigious Bulgarian University – St. Kliment Ohridski Sofia University. Since 1987 she lectured in the Collège de France and the Sorbonne, in the University of Upsala, the University of Geneva, the University of Munich, Frankfurt am Main, San Diego ... The Bulgarian and the international numismatic societies honor the academic contributions of Prof. Yurukova, praising her with many awards and honorary memberships. In 2002 she was elected honorary member of the Belgian Royal Numismatic Society.
Prof. Yurukova was not only a fascinating lecturer and respected professional, but also the first Bulgarian numismatist, who in the 1980s created a highly professional numismatic school with disciples significant in number. Nowadays, twenty years later, she bequeathed to us – her colleagues from NIAM-BAS, the responsibility to continue her efforts in building a modern numismatic science, supported by modern Numismatic Depot. To talk about our Bulgarian Numismatic Cabinet with dignity and confidence, as it matches some major international public collections all over the world, the greatest contribution belongs to our dear colleague and friend – Professor Yordanka Yurukova.
LAST GOODBYE, DEAR PROFESSOR YURUKOVA!
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