On June 16 (Friday), in the central hall of the Archaeological Exposition of the Regional Historical Museum Burgas (21 Bogoridi St.), an initial press conference was held on the project "Common Cultural Heritage beyond Borders - TOGETHER" CB0005.1.21.139, financed under the Cross-Border Cooperation Program Interreg-IPA Bulgaria - Turkey 2014-2020.
The project aims to improve the capacity in the field of culture and tourism in the cross-border region through 2 major investments in two key tourist sites - Aquae Calidea and Rock Monastery of St. Nicholas - Kiköy. The activities aim to improve the tourist attractiveness, easy access and popularization by introducing modern information and communication technologies; Improving the public awareness of the common cultural and historical heritage by presenting two major cultural heritage sites on both sides of the border bearing a common history.
The total budget of the project is 486,735.54 EUR, of which 256,135.91 EUR is for the activities of the leading partner Regional Historical Museum Burgas and 230,599.64 EUR for the Culture and Tourism Directorate in Kirklareli (Turkey).
Most of the costs for both partners will be for investment work on the sites - restoration and conservation of the archaeological remains in Aquae Calidae - almost 180,000 Euros and the Turkish side will invest 200,000 Euros for the construction of a 1 km road with adjacent communications and lighting to the royal monastery of St. Nicholas. Tender procedures are currently underway, and procurements will be closed in early July. The implementation time of the project is 24 months, of which 12 months are for the investment activities.
In the second year of the project, a scientific conference will be held in Aquae Calidae to summarize the results of the studies so far. The scientific papers will be gathered in a luxury edition in Bulgarian, Turkish and English.
On 16th of June (Friday) 2017 at 11:00 in the central hall of the Archaeological Exposition of Regional Historical Museum Burgas (21 Bogoridi St.) there will be an initial press conference on the project "TOGETHER - Common cultural and historical heritage beyond the borders" Financed under the Interreg-IPA Bulgaria - Turkey Cross Border Cooperation Program 2014-2020.
The project aims to improve the capacity in the field of culture and tourism in the cross-border region through 2 major investments in two key tourist sites - Aquae Calide - Therma and Rock Monastery of St. Nicholas - Kiköy. The activities aim improve tourist attractiveness, easy access and popularization by introducing modern information and communication technologies; Improving public awareness of the common cultural and historical heritage by presenting two major cultural heritage sites on both sides of the border bearing a common history.
More than 30 visitors joined the Wikipedia day at the Burgas Archaeological Museum (21 Bogoridi Str.) They made and shared 15 new images in the largest electronic encyclopedia, editing articles in different languages, enriching the digital content about the museum and its exhibits on the Internet. For their contributions, visitors received small awards provided by Maria Gabriel - Deputy Chair of the EPP Group in the European Parliament and Bulgarian candidate for EU Commissioner with portfolio "Digitalisation".
The initiative included people from all age groups, but the most active were a group of tudents from the 5th grade at "Petko Rosen" School in Burgas. Throughout the day, Mirem Kadir, a trainee "Digitization of cultural heritage" at RHM Burgas, explained to the guests how to create and edit publications on the internet encyclopedia, and for the lovers of photography - how to upload their photos.
"The Wikiday in the Museum aims to extend the information on the Internet for the Bulgarian cultural heritage. In this way, it reaches a wider audience and is a good advertisement for the museum expositions. Reproducing the cultural heritage in digital form at different levels and languages is a complex process that everyone can contribute to." said Radovesta Stewart, PhD student in Computer Systems and Technologies at University "Prof. Asen Zlatarov" and part of the Information Department of RHM Burgas.
Visitors with smart devices tested the QR codes placed in the central hall of the Archaeological Museum. Through them they have the opportunity to learn more about certain historical concepts mentioned in the museum texts. QR codes lead to Wikipedia references, and some of the articles are written by the museum specialists.
This Wednesday - June 7, the Burgas Archaeological Museum (21 Bogoridi St.) invites everyone wishing to create digital content in Wikipedia, on a free entry visit.
From 17:00 to 18:00, the museum trainees in "Digitization of Cultural Heritage" will explain how to create and edit publications on the internet encyclopedia, and for photographers - how to upload their photos. The idea is to enrich the information on the Internet about the cultural heritage preserved in the local museums. Reproducing it in digital form at different levels and languages will contribute to the international cultural exchange, enabling the exploration and promotion of Bulgarian history and culture as part of the world, while highlighting its uniqueness and significance.
Visitors with smart devices will be able to test QR codes placed in the central hall of the Archaeological Museum. They are designed to make it easier for guests to learn more or explain in a quick and accessible way certain historical concepts. The presence of digital technologies into the museum halls is a priority in the museum work seeking the help of young people.
The Wikiday is organized by the I.T. Department of the Regional historical museum Burgas together with the interns from the program of MES "Student Practices" and the Information Center of Maria Gabriel in Burgas.
From 1 June to 30 September, the expositions of the Regional Historical Museum Burgas will be open for visitors every day between 10.00 - 19.00 hours.
Traditionally, the museum works without a break in the summer months and the exhibition "Live Butterflies" of Natural History Museum Burgas (30, K. Fotinov Str.) will open at the beginning of July in Expo Center Flora.
For the tourist season, three of the most impressive treasures related to the glorious history of our ancestors - "The oldest gold in Europe - the treasures of the Varna Chalcolithic Necropolis, "The Thracian treasure from Borovo" and "Treasure of Nadsentmiklos" can be seen in hall Trezore of the Archaeological Museum (21, Bogoridi Str.) Besides treasures, the Archaeological Museum presents its renewed hall "Middle Ages" along with valuable finds from the "Archaeological excavations of the Burgas Museum".
In the Historical Museum (31 Lermontov Str.), the guest exhibition "Tsar Ferdinand's century" by RHM Veliko Tarnovo will be shown for the summer season. The exhibition "Bulgarian refugees in our memory", which continues to enrich its collection with new additions, is displayed at the Ethnographic Museum (69 Slavyanska Str.)
Burgas Museum welcomed its professional celebration May 18 - International Museum Day, with two exhibitions in the Ethnographic Exhibition (69 Slavyanska St.). "My Exhibit in the Museum: The Bulgarian Refugees in Our Memory" is the successful end of the first campaign of the initiative of RHM Burgas to attract citizens to exhibit their own belongings in the museum.
With objects, photos and documents, citizens from the whole Burgas region participated and told more about the history of their families. Among the most interesting of them were coins and photos of Tanya Anestheieva, belonging to her grandmother Sultana, who gave the beginning of one of the big families in the Burgas district of Kraimorie. The young Todor Todorov showed a ring and a satin from his great-grandparents who had moved from both parts of Thrace. Most of the objects came from the descendants of the Asian Bulgarians who live today in the village of Lyulyakovo. Among the donors are Veneta Staneva, Maria Purnarova, Maria Shishmanova, Denka Stoyanova and others. Of great historical value are three declarations stating the ownership of the land left in Bunarhisar - East Thrace. They were provided by the young history teacher in Aitos - Nikolay Hristov.
The second exhibition, presented today, was "Destruction and Creation - the Architectural Work of Kolyu Ficheto". It was opened by Prof. Sevdalina Turmanova - Deputy Regional Governor of Bourgas District and Head of Regional Academic Center of Burgas. The exhibition is a work of the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Regional Museum of History in Veliko Tarnovo.
At 10:30 on May 18, 2017 (Thursday), the exhibitions "My Exhibit in the Museum: Bulgarian Refugees in Our Memory" and "Destruction and Creation - the Architectural work of Kolyu Ficheto" will be opened at the Ethnographic Exhibition (69 Slavyanska St.). With them the Burgas Museum will celebrate 40 years of International Museum Day. May 18th was selected by ICOM as International Museum Day in 1977. Since then, the event has been celebrated annually by museums around the world, and the event aims to raise the public perception of their role in the development of society.
The citizen's exhibition is the successful end of the first campaign within the initiative of Regional historical Museum Burgas "My Exhibit in the Museum". It aims to involve the citizens of Burgas in the museum work to study and popularize local history and culture. Everyone interested was invited to participate with something personal in an exhibition on a particular topic and the first subject was "Bulgarian refugees in our memory". Citizens from all over Borgas region brought objects to the Ethnographic Museum and shared the history of their families with the museum workers, who have already selected the most interesting objects. The items will remain in the museum hall until the end of May.
The exhibition "Destruction and Creation - the architectural work of Kolyu Ficheto" will be presented at the Ethnographic Museum upon the invitation of Regional Academic Center Burgas by Prof. Sevdalina Turmanova, Deputy Governor of Burgas District. It is a work of the Regional Academic Center Vratsa, the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the Regional historical museum Veliko Tarnovo.
The exhibitions can also be seen at the Night of museums in Burgas - May 20 (Saturday).
On 12 May 2017 (Friday), for the sixth consecutive year, RHM Burgas celebrated the International Day of Biodiversity with the Competition for the Cup of the Natural History Museum. This year, the theme of the competition is "European Rally of Biodiversity". It was organized by the Burgas Information Center and is part of the Week of Europe in Burgas.
Five teams from the Burgas schools participated in the competition. They passed 7 check points between Expo Center Flora and Pantheon in the Sea Garden. At each check point the students received a different task related to the biodiversity. The last task was the most fun for the small participants in the competition. They had to arrange the verses of the Bulgarian children's song "Detstvo moe" and even sing it.
The Cup went to the German High School (Goethe-Gymnasium) Burgas, who finished first.