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The people of Burgas with increasing interest for the Night of Museums
Tuesday, 21 May 2019 - Ethnographical Museum

Nearly 9,000 visitors welcomed the expositions of the Burgas Museum and the Art Gallery during the European Museum Night - May 18th. The citizens of Burgas were in a long queue, reaching the intersection of Bogoridi and Fotinov streets, to see the exhibitions "The memory of Great Bulgaria" and "The Thracian gold treasure of Valchitron" in the "Treasure Hall" of the Archaeological Museum. For all who want to see them again or couldn't to enter in the Night of the Museums, the treasures will remain in Burgas to the end of September this year.



Due to the interest in restoration demonstrations, the Burgas Museum will organize a special day in which visitors will be able to learn more about this part of the work with exhibits. An embroidery course will be part of the accompanying program of the exhibition "You will recognize them by the embroidery" during the summer season at the Ethnographic Museum.

On Saturday night, the Historical Museum collected funds for the restoration of two icons. Hours before the start of the event, Stoyan Karanenov from Bulgarien Direct Reisen - Hotel Primoretz, declared his desire to donate funds for the restoration of the icon of St. Dimitar. It is one of the eight icons in need of urgent restoration and conservation in the collection of RHM-Burgas. The fundraising campaign continues and anyone willing to donate can get additional information by calling 00359 56 841 815.

From June 1st, the four expositions of the Regional historical museum - Burgas will be open with summer working time - every day from 10:00 to 19:00.


The treasure of Khan Kubrat shines in the Treasur Hall of the Burgas Museum
Friday, 17 May 2019 - Archeological Museum

The exhibition "The memory of Great Bulgaria" will be displayed in the "Treasure Hall" of the Burgas Archaeological Museum (21, A. Bogoridi Street) for the second time due to the great interest of the visitors. It presents the most impressive items of khan Kubrat's treasure from Malaya Pereşchepina - the golden rings with his name, staff, golden goblets and jugs, golden rhyton etc. They are the only museum copies of the originals that are stored in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.

The exhibits are owned by the National Museum of History in Sofia and are made especially for the local audience to get closer to the history of the Proto-Bulgarians. The treasure of Khan Kubrat is the largest early medieval treasure ever discovered in Europe. It is composed of gold and silver objects with a total weight of 76 kg, which eloquently illustrate the exceptional economic power of Khan Kubrat, known in the historical science as the "Great Bulgaria".

The Night of Museums in Burgas - May 18, Saturday, will start at 18:00 from the Archaeological Museum. The four expositions of RHM-Burgas have prepared a rich program with demonstrations and entertainment. The children from School "Alexander Georgiev - Kodjakafaliyata" prepared a surprise for the visitors of the Natural History museum. They will give out small models of different species of animals and plants accompanied by special QR codes. This way, every visitor can learn more about his lucky animal by scanning it with his mobile device.

Maestro Emil Tchakarov's tailcoat and baton - emphasis at the Night of Museums in Burgas
Thursday, 16 May 2019 - Historical Museum

The tailcoat and baton of Emil Tchakarov, who won the international competition for conductors under the patronage of Herbert von Karajan in 1971 and from where he began his remarkable world career, are already part of the exposition of the Historical Museum in Burgas.

The donation was made by his former teacher and biographer Radka Pamukova.

Gold treasures, embroidery, demonstrations and many surprises for the 15th Night of Museums in Burgas
Monday, 13 May 2019 - Global

For the 15th consecutive year the Regional historical museum of Burgas will participate in the European Museum Night. In 2019, the event coincided with the International Day of Museums - May 18th.
Traditionally, on this Saturday night, visitors will be able to see the four exhibitions of the Burgas Museum - Archaeological, Ethnographic, Natural history and Historical. Each of them, from 18:00 to 24:00, will be awaiting you with an exciting program and free entrance.

The official opening is at 18:00 h. in the Trezore Hall of the Archaeological Museum (21, Bogoridi Street), where two golden exhibitions will be displayed - "The Thracian Gold Treasure of Valchitrun" and "The Memory of Great Bulgaria. The Treasure of Khan Kubrat from Malaya Pereshchepina ". An hour later will be presented a different moment of work on archaeological finds. The restorer Silvia Borisova will demonstrate techniques for sizing and preparation of the artifacts for restoration.

The program will continue at the Historical Museum (31, Lermontov Street), where at 18:30 for the first time will be shown the great icon of Jesus Christ, restored with public donations from the end of last year. The restorer herself will show live some of icon conservation techniques.

The colorful world of the Bulgarian embroidery will unfold in front of the visitors from 19:00 h. in the Ethnographic Museum (69, Slavyanska Street). The presentation of the national exhibition "You will recognize them in the embroidery" from RHM - Shumen will be accompanied by open embroidery tutorials. On the horo dance in the yard of the museum, this year will invite the Macedonian choir "Gotse Delchev" - Burgas.


PROGRAM OF THE REGIONAL HISTORICAL MUSEUM - BURGAS FOR THE NIGHT OF MUSEUMS, 18 MAY 2019 (SATURDAY)
Entrance free for visitors in the four expositions from 18.00 to 24.00 h.

Archaeological Museum, 21 Aleko Bogoridi Str.
18.00 Opening of exhibitions:
"The Thracian Gold Treasure from Valchitron" - guest exhibition from Regional historical museum - Pleven.
"The glory of Great Bulgaria. Treasure of Khan Kubrat from Malaya Pereshchepina" - guest exhibition from the National historical museum - Sofia
19.00-20.30 "The Work of the Museum Restorer". Demonstration of the restorer from RHM-Burgas for the preservation of a museum object.

Natural History Museum, 30, K. Fotinov Str.
Permanent exposition

Historical Museum, 31, Lermontov Str.
18.30 Presentation of a restored with public donation icon from the museum fund.
19.00 - 20.30 "How to Restore Icons". Demonstration on conservation and restoration of icons.

Ethnographic Museum, 69 Slavyanska Str.
19.00 Opening of National Exhibition "You will recognize them in the embroidery" - guest exhibition of the Regional historical museum - Shumen.
Music program
Embroidery demonstrations

"Georgi Benkovski" Primary School and the Mathematical High School are the big winners in the competitions of the Burgas Museum
Sunday, 12 May 2019 - Global

In two consecutive days, the Regional historical museum of Burgas offered to the students two amusing events with many awards.


On May 10, the 8th edition of the Competition for the Cup of the Natural history museum was held, marking the International Day of Biodiversity and as a part of the initiative of the Municipality Burgas and District information center - Burgas "Days of Europe". Teams from seven schools competed with their knowledge on Biodiversity in 5 rounds. In the final, the teams chose to answer questions of different difficulty and number of points. The strategy and knowledge of the team from the Nature and Mathematics High School "Acad. Nikola Obreshkov" won them the most points and they grabbed the Cup of the Natural History Museum for 2019.


The second initiative of the Burgas Museum gathered pupils from the first to fourth grade in a tournament for forgotten children's games. Teams from 8 schools competed in favorites for their parents and grandparents games - hopscotch, elastic and dodgeball.


"Georgi Benkovski" Primary School won the final set of games. The second place was for "Bratya Miladinovi" Primary School and the third and fourth respectively "Vasil Aprilov" Primary School and "P.R. Slaveykov" Primary School. The "Igrotlon" was organized by the Ethnographic exposition of RHM-Burgas within the Art Festival "Burgas tvori". The awards were provided by Sutherland Bulgaria and Burgas Municipality. The idea of ​​popularizing the old games will continue next year in the second citywide edition of "Igrotlon".


More photos of both events can be found on our official Facebook page >>

Commemorating the 130th anniversary of the establishment of the 24th Black Sea Infantry Regiment
Thursday, 09 May 2019 - Historical Museum

24th Black Sea Infantry Regiment of Her Majesty Queen Eleanor was created on January 19 1889 with a government decree. It was filled in from the military district of Burgas. During the years of its existence, the regiment participates in some of the harshest battles and leaves a strong impression in the Bulgarian military history.
On the occasion of the 130th anniversary of the establishment of the 24th Infantry Regiment, an initiative committee was established under the patronage of the mayor of the Municipality of Burgas - Dimitar Nikolov. A large number of institutions, including the Regional Museum of History in Burgas, organized a series of solemn events on 7 and 8 May 2019.
The program began with the opening of a memorial plaque of regimental regiment Georgi Genchev, commander of the 3rd Battalion of the 24th Regiment in the Balkan War. A photo-documentary exhibition on the history of the regiment, prepared by specialists from the Regional State Archive - Burgas, Regional History Museum - Burgas and Peyo Yavorov Regional Library - was opened at the Army Club in Burgas on May 7, presenting archival photos, documents and books related to the participation of black-men in the wars, as well as the flag of the regiment.The book was presented by Asya Borodzhieva "Towards the Pantheon of the War of Glory".

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Wednesday, 08 May 2019 - Ethnographical Museum

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For the first time, the Valchitrуn gold treasure will be on display in the Burgas Museum
Wednesday, 08 May 2019 - Archeological Museum

Some of the most impressive Thracian gold objects can be seen in Burgas for this year's International Night of the Museum. The exhibition "The Thracian Gold Treasure from Valchitrun" will be opened on 18 May (Saturday) at 18:00 h. in the Trezore Hall of the Archaeological Museum (21 Bogoridi Str.). It is organized in partnership between Regional historical museum Burgas and the Regional historical museum Pleven, the property of which are the exhibits. The Valchitrun treasure will be in the city during the summer season and is one of the elite exhibitions that await the citizens of Burgas for the 15th International Night of Museums.

This is the largest Thracian gold treasure ever discovered in Bulgaria. It is made up of nine vessels with 88% purity of gold and a total weight of 12.5 kg, with only one of the objects weighing 4.5 kg. According to experts, the valuable artefacts are from the end of the Bronze Age (1600-1200 BC). This is the period of the so-called "Mycenae Thrace", which is exactly described in Homer's Iliad. It is assumed that the gold vessels were used in the cult practices of the Thracian kings-priests. The treasure was discovered in 1924 near today's village of Valchitrun, Pleven.

"Nestinarstvo - the Bulgarian magic with fire" visits the Historical Museum in Asenovgrad from May 10th
Sunday, 05 May 2019 - Ethnographical Museum

The exhibition "Nestinarstvo - the Bulgarian magic with fire" from Regional historical museum Burgas will be opened on May, 10 in the Ethnographic House at Assenovgrad.

It includes 11 info boards with photographs from 1946 to 1953, presenting in detail the fire-dancing celebration on June 3 in the village of Bulgari and its culmination - a dance on a fiery embers, as well as the last main fire-dancer - Zlatna Daskalova. Author of the exhibition is Assoc. Tsonia Drazheva (1954-2013) - long-time director of the Burgas Museum.

The information boards are complemented by original exhibits - authentic nestinarian costume, leather tappet from 70 years ago, as well as the icons of the Virgin Mary and the holy Constantine and Elena.

The exhibition has already been presented at the National Ethnographic Museum of Poland in Warsaw as well as in many places in Bulgaria - REM - Plovdiv, EMO "Etar", HM - Kavarna, BAS - Sofia, RHM - Haskovo, RHM - Shumen, in the Specialized Museum - Tryavna, HM - General Toshevo, HM - Karnobat, HM - Velingrad, RHM - Sliven and others.

The exhibition "19th Century Luxury" will be opened in the RHM-Pleven on May 11th
Sunday, 05 May 2019 - Historical Museum

On May 11, 2019, the guest exhibition "19th Century Luxury" will be opened at the Regional historical museum Pleven. It was created as a joint project between the Regional Museum of History - Burgas and Russe. The exhibition will be held in Pleven on the occasion of the European Museum Night.

The exhibits are part of the collections of luxury objects, which RHM Burgas in 1996 and 2000 after their detention by Customs Burgas, in an attempt to smuggle cultural heritage through the territory of Bulgaria. In the period 2008 - 2016 the objects are included in the exhibition "Donated and Rescued Treasures", which for years enjoyed high visitor interest in the hall of the Historical Exposition in Burgas on 31 Lermontov" St.

The "French Collection" received in the museum in 1996 includes 13 desk clocks, 32 pcs. vases and 11 pcs. candlesticks, lampshades, chandeliers, silver trays, silver liquor service and a boudoir. In 2000, they were detained at the Customs and sent to the Museum, the "Romanian collection", which contains paintings, picture frames, mirrors, carved chest and workshops made in Austro-Hungarian Empire and Italian studios and part of the interiors of European homes from the early 20th century.

"The 19th Century Luxury" presents the trends and ideas in art from the time of the European Enlightenment, the changes that followed the Industrial Revolution in England, the modernization and development of creative images in the 19th to the early 20th century.
For more than three years now the Regional Museums of Burgas and Russe have united around the topic "The 19th Century Luxury". Thus, the Burgas collection of "rescued treasures", in the form of a mobile exhibition, reaches an wider audience.


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