On 21 May Regional Historical Museum Burgas participated this year once again in the European Night of Museums with a rich program including the opening of three visiting exhibitions - "The Treasure of Khan Kubrat from Malaya Pereshchepina" and "The Lukovit treasure" in the Archaeological Museum and "How the wood comes to life" at the Ethnographic Museum.
The Historical Museum was presented their newest permanent exhibition "Wall of letters. Written signs from the Antiquity."
So far the Burgas museums were never honored by so many visitors on their holiday. In this year's Night of Museums the three expositions of Burgas Museum welcomed almost 6700 people. For comparison, in 2015, with opened four exhibitions, the visitors were just over 8,000.
On May 14, the exhibition "Memories of the Greater Bulgaria: The Treasure of Khan Kubrat from Malaya Pereshchepina" arrived at the Archaeological Museum in Burgas, expecting its opening on May 21, Saturday, from 18:00.
The treasure includes royal scepter, riton, utensils, belt connectors, etc. - part of 800 objects, found more than one hundred years ago near the Ukrainian village of Malaya Pereshchepina. The total weight of the treasure at the moment of finding was 75 kg, of which 50 kg were silver and 25 kg - pure gold.
On May 13, 2016 in the Parliament of Republic of Bulgaria, a work-meeting was held on the subject "Museums and education." Among the participators was the director of RHM Burgas - Mr. Milen Nikolov.
The meeting analyzed the current status of the connection museums-school. Clarified were the main problems that hinder the museum to be fully utilized as an entity actively involved in the education of the younger generation.
On May 12, 2016, the exhibition "Mirror Time: feminine beauty through the ages" was presented in the Vault of the National Archaeological Institute with Museum. The exhibition offers close look in to many elite jewellery that are used in our land as addition to the female costume from the time of the Thracians up to the eighteenth century: rings, bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings, etc. Presented are mostly objects of gold and silver. Regional Historical Museum Burgas participates with elite exhibits from its collection.
The exhibition was opened by Ms. Polina Karastoyanova - Chairman of the Committee on Culture and Media at the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bonnie Petrunova - deputy Minister of Culture and Assoc. Prof. Hristo Popov - Deputy Director of NAIM-BAS.
On the last day of the Week of Europe - May 14 (Saturday), organized by the District Information Centre, RHM Burgas awarded for the fifth time the Cup of Natural History Museum. The competition was attended by six teams from four schools. The main topic on which students competed this year was "Migration of birds." The theoretical part of the competition consisted of 16 questions that teams had to answer correct. Students demonstrated knowledge on which birds travel the longest migrations or what is the record height at which birds fly, which is the International Convention for protection of the migratory bird species and who was the first scientist to describe their migration. The second part of the competition was practical. Within an hour the teams sought migratory birds that are found in the Sea Garden of Burgas. For orientation served the information boards with texts for the species of birds, trees and monuments on four points in the Sea Garden.
This year we celebrate the Night of Museums on May 21 - Saturday.
Since 2005 the European Night of Museums is held around the International Museum Day - May 18. Traditionally, museums and galleries open their doors to all who want to explore their expositions in the late hours. Entrance to the event is free from 18:00 until 24:00 hour.
Burgas Museum is among the first in Bulgaria to join the initiative for open doors in the European Night of Museums. This year again we have prepared a varied program of exhibitions, which will be presented for the first time to the Burgas audience.
<B> 18:00 hour, Archaeological museum</b> (21 Al. Bogoridi St.) opening of the exhibition:
"Lukovit treasure" - guest exhibition from Regional Historical Museum - Lovech
"The memory of Greater Bulgaria: Treasure of Khan Kubrat from Malaya Pereshchepina" - visiting exhibition of the National Museum of History - Sofia
"The golden jewellery of the Thracian priestess Leseskepra"
<B> 18:15 hour, Festive program of City Brass Band Burgas</ b> in front of the Archaeological museum
<B> 18:30 hour, Historical museum</b> (31 Lermontov St.)
Opening of the latest exposition of the Regional Historical Museum Burgas "Wall of letters. Ancient writing systems" Presents 11 writing systems that laid the foundation of the world scripting tradition: Cuneiform, Ancient Egypt and Chinese hieroglyphics, Brahmi, Runic, Phoenician, Greek, Latin and Arabic alphabets. Widely represented are the Bulgarian alphabets Glagolitic and Cyrillic underlying the writing systems of Slavic people.
<B> 18:45 hour, Folklore program </b> in the tyard of the Ethnographic museum
<B> 19:00 hour, Ethnographic museum (69 Slavyanska St.) </b>, opening of the exhibition
"Wood comes to life - zoomorphic motives in artistic woodworking from Troyan" - guest exhibition from the Museum of crafts and applied arts Troyan
Regional Historical Museum Burgas will participate with two events in the Week of Europe, organized by the Regional Information Center Burgas.
The first is dedicated to the Bulgarian alphabet and its importance for European history in the past eleven centuries. It will involve students from Commerce High School Burgas, who on May 11 (Wednesday) from 14:00 in the Historical Museum (31 Lermontov St.) will learn about the two alphabets - Glagolitic and Cyrillic, their creators and distribution. The young people will have the opportunity to write their names in Glagolitic and reach the origin of our modern letters, that on January 1, 2007, with the intervention of Bulgaria in the European Union, became one of the three official alphabets in the Union.
On the last day of the Week of Europe - May 14 (Saturday), RHM Burgas will award for the fifth time the Cup of Natural History Museum Burgas. This year the theme of the competition is "The migration of birds". The competition will take place on the 14th of May 2013 from 10:30 at Ohlyuva in the Sea Garden Burgas.