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.
On May 11, 2017 (Thursday) at 12.00 in the Ethnographic Exposition of RHM Burgas (69 Slavyanska St.) lecture with discussion will be held on the subject "European Bulgaria in the Beginning of the 20th Century". This event is part of the Week of Europe in Burgas. A prize-winning game is also prepared for the participants and the aim is to find out within the borders of which country today are the birthplaces of the Thracian refugees in the Burgas region.
On the next day, 12 May 2017 (Friday) from 10.00 to 12.00 in the Sea Garden , for the sixth consecutive year, RHM Burgas will celebrate 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 is organized by the Burgas Information Center and is part of the Week of Europe in Burgas. Traditionally teams from Burgas schools are involved in the competition. The award ceremony will be at 12.00 at Flora Expo Center.
Poster travelled the distance from Burgas to Lyon to inspire our compatriots in the French city where more than 5000 Bulgarians live. In one of the Bulgarian shops in Lyon there is a small library with books in the native language that can be borrowed.
The first set of interesting books for the library is donated by the Bulgarian newspaper "Desant". The trip from the Black Sea coast to the bank of the Rhone the books made from hand to hand through 8 people. Now after the growth of the book collection, the local librarian and long-time journalist, Jean Solomon, decided to place a poster with the library's working hours.
Some time ago, he read in the newspaper "Desant" information about exhibition at the Burgas Historical Museum entitled " In the steps of Father Matthew and his companions." As the Library in Lyon is named after the this Bulgarian Revival leader - Matthew Preobrazhenski, Jean wished to receive a poster from the exhibition, which he turned into a poster for the library with Bulgarian books in the small Lyon shop.
The Regional Historical Museum in Burgas immediately responded to his request and soon afterwards the poster reached him.
The poster includes an image from the painting "Levski and Father Matthew Preobrazhenski in Veliko Tarnovo" by Prof. Ivan Petrov, 1958