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Happy Christmas and New Year from Burgas Museum! We will be expecting you again on January 3, 2018.
Thursday, 21 Dec 2017 - Global

Holiday time of the expositions of RHM Burgas:

23.12.2017 (Saturday) from 9:00 to 13:00
24.12.2017 to 03.01.2018 - closed

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Let 2018 give us a lot of health, luck and patience.
Have a strong faith and enjoy the miracles that are happening!

from the team of Regional historical museum Burgas


The Exhibition "19th Century Luxury" will be shown in Kazanlak
Thursday, 21 Dec 2017 - Historical Museum

One of the most successful mobile exhibitions of Burgas Museum will be in Kazanlak this winter.

Two days before Christmas - 23.12.2017 (Saturday), the exhibition "19th Century Luxury" will be opened in the multimedia hall of the Historical Museum "Iskra" - Kazanlak. The exhibition is a result of the joint project of Regional historical museum - Burgas and Regional historical museum - Rousse.
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 Rousse 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.

A joint exhibition of the Burgas cultural institutions presents a "Return to the Old Burgas"
Wednesday, 06 Dec 2017 - Global

An attractive exhibition will recreate the authentic atmosphere of Burgas city from a century ago. The exhibition "Return to the Old Burgas" is a joint project of the Cultural Center Sea Casino, Regional Historical Museum Burgas and the Regional Library "P.Yavorov".

At the exhibition, Burgas will be presented with its authentic atmosphere from a century ago.The exposition "Return in the old Burgas" is dedicated to the city celebration on 6th of December - St.Nicolas' day and will be opened on 6th of December, from 11:00 AM , in hall "Aleksandar Georgiev Kodjakafaliyata", in Cultural Center "Sea Casino".

Exhibition will be available until 26.01.2018, from Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM.


Public release of the first book, tracking the history of the Burgas markets
Wednesday, 06 Dec 2017 - Historical Museum

On December 5, 2017, the book "138 Years Markets in Burgas Region" was presented to the public as a result of the joint efforts of the municipal company "Burgas markets" and the historians of Regional historical museum Burgas.

"With this work, we place a memorial in the development of the Burgas markets and believe that when our heirs unfold its pages, it will remind them of the long but faithful path our predecessors have gone through for more than 2 millennia." - underlined the manager of the company Zhivko Panayotov.

The book is published by the Municipality of Burgas and Burgas Markets Ltd. on the idea of ​​the manager of the company eng. Zhivko Panayotov. It was compiled by the director of RHM - Burgas Milen Nikolov, and the authors of most of the materials are the experts from the Historical Museum - Yana Ivanova, Ivanka Deleva and Vladimir Anignostov. The design is by Tsvetana Ileva.

The book "138 Years of Markets in Burgas Region" is a new documentary that illustrates how trade has developed in this place. It traces trade and markets before the Bulgarian Liberation. A special section is devoted to the emergence and development of the commercial markets and the market relations in Burgas in the period 1878-1944 year.

In the third chapter the authors emphasize the activity of the Burgas markets in the period 1944 - 1989. The last part is devoted to the development of the farm after 1989.


Change the museum's opening hours for the week of Nikluden, see the festive program
Saturday, 02 Dec 2017 - Global

In the week of Nikulden (6th December) - Day of Burgas, the expositions of Regional historical museum Burgas will be open with working hours:

Monday 4.12.2017

Archeological and Ethnographical Museum from 9:00 to 17:00
Historical Museum from 9:00 to 18:00
The Burgas Museum's festive program for st. Nicolas Day begins with the visiting exhibition "From the Hand of a craftsman from Tryavna". It will be opened at 17:30 hours on December 4, 2017 (Monday) at the Historical Exposition of Burgas, located on 31 Lermontov Str.

Tuesday 5 December 2017
Archeological and Historical Museum from 9:00 to 17:00
Ethnographical Museum from 9:00 to 18:00

Presentation of the book: "138 Years of Markets in Burgas Region"
Cultural center "Sea Casino", "Georgi Baev" Hall - 12:30

The opening of National Ethnographic Exhibition "Votivs" will take place at 17:00 on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in the central hall of the Ethnographic Exhibition at RHM Burgas, located on 69 Slavyanska St. (behind the cathedral St. St. Cyril and Methodius").

Wednesday 6.12.2017
Archeological, Historical and Ethnographic Museum from 9:00 to 15:30
Traditional table for st. Nicolas Day - 10:45
The Garden by the Clock

Thursday 7.12.2017
Archeological, Historical and Ethnographic Museum from 9:00 to 17:00

Friday 8.12.2017
Archeological, Historical and Ethnographic Museum from 9:00 to 17:00

Saturday, Sunday and Monday (9-11.12.2017) - rest


Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 - Ethnographical Museum

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Results of the animal bones analysis from the excavations of the Rusokastro fortress
Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 - Archeological Museum

The excavations of the medieval city of Rusokastro in 2017 revealed 662 animal bones, which were studied by the archaeozoologist Georgi Ribarov. It became clear that the inhabitants of the city in 13-14 century had consumed meat from different animal species. It is noteworthy that 25% of the total number of bones is from game - wild boar, red deer, roe deer, hare, pheasant, swan. This shows that hunting was a serious livelihood for medieval people. Of particular importance is the discovery of wild bovine bones that reach a weight of 1100 kg and hunting it was very dangerous.

Domestic animals are presented with bones of pigs, goats, sheep, cattle and buffalo. It is noteworthy that the pigs consumed are mostly 6-8 months old. Of the small ruminants for food are used more sheep than goats. Bones of goose were found from the poultry.
Very important information is gained from the study of horse bones. It became clear that they were from selected breeds used for riding, not traction. By their metrics, they come close to the bones of horses found in the Tsarevets fortress - bred for military purposes and which are by no means used in domestic farms.

The excavations of the Rusokastro Fortress were conducted in June-October 2017 by the Regional historical museum Burgas. They are funded by the Municipality of Kameno, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria and the National Museum of History - Sofia.


Which were the traditional Bulgarian crafts a century and a half ago, present an exhibition at the Historical Museum in Burgas
Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017 - Historical Museum

The Burgas Museum's festive program for st. Nicolas Day begins with the visiting exhibition "From the Hand of a craftsman from Tryavna". It will be opened at 17:30 hours on December 4, 2017 (Monday) at the Historical Exposition of Burgas, located on 31 Lermontov Str.

The exhibition arrives in Burgas from the Specialized Museum of Carving and Painting - Tryavna. It presents the traditional Bulgarian handicraft carvings, iconography, architecture, which make up the oldest art school in Bulgaria, which arose in the second half of the 17th century. Besides, the authors of the exhibition - Daniela Dabkova, Irina Dimitrova, Lydia Goranova, Lyuba Tsaneva and Konstantin Malchev tour guide describe crafts in which travnents have a role to play. Among them are rose-making, cousin (decorative textile craft, working exclusively in Tryavna and Edirne from the 17th century), cookery and minting, mutfishing - a craft where in Tryavna is attempted mechanization of production.
The exhibits also feature original artifacts, masterpieces, pictures, tools, icons, woodcarving and finished products, as well as information boards for the crafts presented. The artistic layout of the backgammon is by the artist Ivelina Velinova. Reconstructions were made at the painting and carving workshops, as well as the models of the Daskalova House and the Old Square.

In addition to the exhibition visitors will be presented the successful end of this year's campaign of the Regional historical museum of Burgas to raise funds for restoration of icons. Completely restored is one of the most influential icons of st. Mary and the young Jesus stored in the museum collection. Until now the icon could only be seen in the virtual encyclopedia on the museum's website. The large icon of the Virgin Mary with the baby was made by the Tryavna icon painting school at the end of the 19th century and will now take its place in the iconic hall of the Historical Exposition. This was possible thanks to the funds provided by Maria Muladzhikova, the ladies from the Burgas Zonta Club and another donor who wished to remain anonymous.


Tickets at half price in the Burgas museum for "Father's Week 2017"
Monday, 06 Nov 2017 - Global



Regional History Museum Burgas will participate in "Father's Week 2017" - part of the national campaign "Being a father" of ten Bulgarian NGOs, united to promote the active participation of men in child care.

Committed to the campaign and to encourage Bulgarian fathers to spend more time with their children, from 6th to the 11th November 2017, the expositions of Burgas Museum - Archaeological, Historical and Ethnographic will work with 50% discount on tickets for visit of fathers with children. This means that for children over 7 years the ticket will be 1 BGN and for the father - 2.5 BGN, children under 7 years - free of charge.

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.

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