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The beauty and glow of jewellery over the centuries are shown in the Archaeological Museum
Thursday, 02 Nov 2017 - Archeological Museum

"The jewellery over the centuries - a symbol of power or decoration" is the theme of the new exhibition in the "Treasure Hall" of the Archaeological Exposition of RHM Burgas. It includes interesting artifacts from the collections of several museum expositions.
Jewellery is an important element of clothing throughout all periods of human development. Reflecting on the social status of their bearers, it gives the researchers a great deal of information about the history and changes in our ancestors' lives. Visitors will be able to get acquainted with trends in the development of women's jewels from ancient times to the present day.
Next to the golden jewels from Antiquity there are presented exquisite medieval earrings (XI-XIV c.), found in the Burgas region, as well as cross-enclopions from the same period. There are also women's jewels from Burgas from the end of the 19th century - head, neck, hand, and cross - according to the shapes of the human body and the structure of the traditional costume. Selected exhibits, different in material, technique of making, ornaments. The individual details and their viewing reveal a whole world - both concrete and abstract - the surrounding nature with its incredible diversity, the relationship in society, the place of the woman in it, the symbolism of folk beliefs, the imagination of the unknown kumuyji master.
But whether these jewelers are just an appendage to clothing or have a special function, and whether they really belonged only to women? These questions will be answered by museum specialists in an interesting lecture at the exhibition.
The elite exhibition in the Treasure Hall is complemented by a large collective find from the village of Zvezdets, Malko Tarnovo. The silver coins of the Ottoman sultans Mustafa III (1757-1774), Selim III (1789-1807) and Mahmud II (1808-1839) complement the museum collection of domed and coin funds.
The new artefacts can be seen in the Archaeological museum (Burgas, 21 Bogoridi Street) from Tuesday to Saturday, from 9.00 to 17.00.

We have parted with the director of RHM Varna Prof. Dr. Valentin Pletnyov
Tuesday, 24 Oct 2017 - Global

We are deeply saddened to announce that on 23 October 2017, Professor Valentin Pletnyov has left us forever (06.06.1962 - 23.10.2017)

Burgas Museum is a co-organizer of a prestigious scientific forum in honor of 1100 years since the Battle of Aheloy
Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 - Global

In 2017, 1,100 years have passed since the victory of Tsar Simeon the Great over the Byzantine troops on the banks of the Aheloy River. The battle, which took place on 20 August 917, is one of the most spectacular battles in the Middle Ages. According to the chroniclers, 122,000 warriors took part in it.

In honour of this memorable event, the international scientific conference "Simeon Bulgaria in the History of Southeast Europe: 1100 Years from the Battle of Aheloy" will be held in Pomorie.
The prestigious forum will gather scholars from October 25 to 28, 2017. The plenary sessions will take place in several sections on October 26 and 27 with over 60 scientists from Bulgaria, Russia, USA, Austria, Germany, Canada, Poland, Greece, Serbia and Ukraine. They will present their latest developments in the fields of History, Archaeology, Numismatics, Scrapistics, Epigraphy, Byzantine and Bulgarian historical studies related to the topic of the conference.

It is expected that the scientific meeting in Pomorie will become an elite forum, which will give a more detailed view of the era of Tsar Simeon the Great, Simeon's "Golden Age" and the First Bulgarian Kingdom.

Organizers of the prestigious conference are Pomorie Municipality, Pomorie Historical Museum, Veliko Tarnovo University "St. St. Cyril and Methodius", Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" and Regional historical museum Burgas.

Archaeologists discovered the water reservoir of the castle of the Rusokastro fortress
Friday, 13 Oct 2017 - Archeological Museum

In the last days of Rusokastro's research for 2017, the Burgas archaeologists have discovered the water reservoir of the fortress castle. It is built in the southeast corner of the citadel of the fortress. It has irregular shape with dimensions 15 m long from the west and 12 m from the east, with a width of 8 m and arched northwest corner. In the middle of the reservoir, at the north-south line, two massive stone stairs were built. The facility was covered with an arcade structure, huge pieces of which had fallen inside. In 2018, the heavy debris is expected to be removed by a crane.

The capacity of the reservoir is at least 300 m3. It is protected by the powerful southern and eastern wall with a width of 2.5 m, as well as by a large circular round tower with a diameter of 7 m. The water reservoir had a second floor leading to a four-staircase staircase.

The walls of this monumental facility are carefully plastered with thick hydrophobic (waterproof) mortar plaster. It has a pink color, because it contains a large amount of ground baked ceramics, which in fact provides waterproofing.
The excavations of the Rusokastro Fortress are led by Milen Nikolov and Dorothea Girdziyska from the Regional historical museum Burgas and are funded by Municipality of Kameno, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria and National Museum of History.

The processing of the ceramic material, analysis of coin finds and examination of the discovered animal bones by an archaeologist, are still to follow. These tests will be especially curious, because they will make clear what meat ate the medieval Bulgarians and Byzantines in the 13-14 c.

International teachers day
Thursday, 05 Oct 2017 - Global

Burgas Museum celebrated the World Animal Protection Day at the "St. St. Cyril and Methodius " School
Thursday, 05 Oct 2017 - Natural-History Museum

On 4 October, we celebrate World Animal Protection Day.

This year, the Regional historical museum - Burgas celebrated the celebration together with the students of the 5th grade with the class leader Greta Stoyanova from "St. St. Cyril and Methodius "School - Burgas. The topic we were discussing, "Do Animals Feel", provoked interest in the children who were struggling to express their opinions and give examples of their personal experiences with pets. The Fifths were familiar with the purpose of the World Animal Protection Day and what was needed to conserve their habitats. A talk about the feelings and emotional inhibitions of the wildlife of the animal world supplemented the students' knowledge of the surrounding nature. The topics "How do animals show their feelings" and "What does our pet need?" Were discussed. The event ended with the game "Trees - sources of food and habitats for forest animals" and recognition of winter birds in the pictures.

On September 30 open access to the museum and the opportunity to visit the visiting exhibitions on their last day in Burgas
Friday, 29 Sep 2017 - Global

Regional historical museum Burgas celebrate the European Heritage Days 2017 with its own cultural program, which started with the scientific conference "Bulgarian Refugees in Burgas and the Region 1878 - 1945" and will end on the last day of the summer season - 30 September (Saturday) with free access to the museum expositions.

This is the last day when visitors will have the chance to see the golden guest exhibitions at the Archaeological Museum (Burgas, 21, Bogoridi Str.) - "The oldest gold in Europe - the treasures of the Varna Chalcolithic necropolis" by RHM Varna, the "Thracian treasure from Borovo" from RHM Russe and "The Treasure from Nadsentmiklos" from NHM Sofia.

From 1 October, the Burgas Museum's expositions will switch to their winter working hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 9.00 to 17.00 hours, Sundays and Mondays - closed.

Over the past two decades, the European Heritage Days initiative has become one of the most important events in the cultural calendar of Europe, attracting millions of visitors to the rich cultural heritage of the continent. In September each year, countries in Europe open the doors to more or less familiar cultural landmarks by organizing various campaigns to promote the heritage and search for its place in the present.

Scientists from all over Bulgaria meet in Burgas to present their researches on Bulgarian refugees in the early 20th century
Tuesday, 26 Sep 2017 - Global

National Scientific Conference "Bulgarian Refugees in Burgas and the Region 1878 - 1945" will be held from September 27 to 29, 2017 as part of the European Heritage Days in Burgas. Organizers of the prestigious forum are the Regional historical museum and Municipality Burgas.
The conference has selected 31 scientific papers that best represent the dimensions of the migration process from 1878 to 1945. This is a topic of great importance for the history of Bulgaria and the Bulgarian people, which is updated in a specific way today. The focus of the research is on Burgas and the region, as most Bulgarian refugees (more than 30,000 families) find salvation and a new home here.
The proceedings will be presented by 33 lecturers - representatives of institutes at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, universities, museums, libraries and archive directorates from all over the country. The plenary session with the scientific readings will begin on September 28 at 10.00 in Hall 311 of the College of Tourism.
The main topics that will be discussed are the historical dynamics of refugee processes among the Bulgarians from 1878 to 1945; Burgas region - the new home of Bulgarian refugees; the role of refugees in the life of free Bulgaria - political, social and economic problems; Ethnic-demographic characteristics of the refugees.
Co-organizers and partners of the forum are Peyo Yavorov Regional Library - Burgas, University "Prof. Dr. Assen Zlatarov", Directorate "Regional State Archives" - Burgas and Thracian Research Institute - Sofia.
It is expected that the conference materials will be printed in a scientific book in November 2017 and will be officially presented at the end of the year.

Thursday, 14 Sep 2017 - Global

RHM Burgas and Burgas Municipality organize a national scientific conference "Bulgarian Refugees in Bourgas and the Region (1878 - 1945)". It will be held from 27 to 29 September 2017 as part of the European Cultural Heritage Days.

30 scientific papers have been selected for the conference. They best represent the dimensions of refugee processes in the period from 1878 to 1945. This is a topic of great importance in the history of Bulgaria and the Bulgarian people, which is updated in a specific way today. Our wish is to focus on Burgas and the region, as many of the Bulgarian refugees are here finding salvation and a new home, which furthermore connects us emotionally with the problem.
The reports will be presented by 32 lecturers - representatives of institutes at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, universities, museums, libraries and directorates of YES from all over the country.

Main topics offered for review:
• Historical dynamics of refugee processes among the Bulgarians from 1878 to 1945.
• Bourgas region - the new home of Bulgarian refugees.
• The role of refugees in the life of free Bulgaria - political, social and economic problems.
• Ethnographic demographic characteristics of refugees.

<b> Co-organizers and partners of RHM Burgas are Burgas Municipality, Peyo Yavorov Regional Library - Burgas, University "Prof. Dr. Assen Zlatarov, Directorate "Regional State Archives" - Bourgas and Thracian Science Institute - Sofia. </ b>

Conference materials will be printed in a collection in November 2017.

The photo exhibition "People of Strandzha" from 14 september in the Historical museum
Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017 - Historical Museum

The exhibition "People of Strandzha" will be opened on 14 September 2017 in the Icon Hall of the Historical Exposition of RHM Burgas (31, Lermontov Str.).

Photodocumentary was realized after the expeditions carried out in 2011-2012 in Strandzha villages Zvezdets, Gramatikovo, Stoilovo, Kalovo, Visitsa, Slivarovo, Brashlyan.
It is the work of the specialists of the Historical Museum "Prof. Alexander Fol" - Malko Tarnovo.

It is based on the collected archival materials, surveys, field surveys that aimed to establish the ethnographic picture of the settlements at the present moment. Traditional rituals, habits, traditions, etc., characteristic of the local population, have been studied. Another part of the exhibition is the existing temples and chapels on the territory of the villages. The icons are photographed, their architecture is studied, as well as the temple feasts and customs. The scientific expeditions were held jointly with the UNIBIT.

The 20 panels of the exhibition are complemented by Renaissance icons and church plate from the Burgas Museum Fund. The exhibition will remain in the Historical Museum in Burgas by the end of November.

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