[img left]http://www.burgasmuseums.bg/uploads/images/misc/Levski1.jpg[/img]On 19 February (February 6 old style) in 1873 the Bulgarian Apostle of Freedom was put to death. Today a memorial monument stands at the site of Vasil Levski’s hanging in Sofia, which keeps alive the memory of the glorious liberation cause.
Ethnographic Museum Burgas is preparing to welcome Baba Marta (Granny Marta). The heavy blankets and rugs have been beaten out on the sun, everything is clean and tidy, because as the tradition says for the 1st of March the Bulgarian woman thoroughly cleans her house, takes the rubbish away, burns the old broom in the yard and so invites home the new and better.
You can find handmade authentic martenitsas on our museum stand. Each martenitsa is different, but contains the binding elements: symbols for health, strength and long life; to prevent the evil eye and mischief forces; for fertility and prosperity.
The curators of the Natural-history exposition in Burgas have created a unique collection of bracelet martenitsas that can be seen and purchased in the museum on Burgas, 30 K. Fotinov st.
Besides the traditional threads in red and white for health and prosperity, the traditional “1st of March symbol” is combined with various minerals - rose quartz, rock crystal, the hair of Venus, turquoise, aquamarine, tiger eye, agate, amethyst, sun stone, mother of pearl, coral and many others.
The protection of evil forces is thus increased as many stones have particular qualities. For example carnelian can be worn by all; it has strong healing effect and strengthens health. Aventurine and pink quartz help in love. Rock crystal sharpens the mind and strengthens memory, tiger eye protects from the evil eyes.
The idea here is not to make a profit /items are available for the modest 0,50lv/, but to promote Natural-history exposition. We want more people from Burgas and its guests to enjoy the collections displayed in the Regional Museum Burgas. This is why our martenitsas go in a package with the museum logo.
Furthermore in the museum you can find a wonderful gift for Valentine's Day, 8 March or any other occasion to surprise your loved one. Here you can find small pendants and earrings from minerals as well as mineral samples in unprocessed form. Unique and unforgettable, they will deliver your personal message and help against different aches.
If you do not know which stone is appropriate for which star sign, museum specialists will help you and tell you more about the mineral you’ve choose.
[img left]http://www.burgasmuseums.bg/uploads/images/banners/baner_izlojba_vlajni_zoni_2012.jpg[/img]The photo exhibition "Threats to the wetlands - Pomorie Lake" will be open on 8th February at 10:30 in the Natural-History Museum (Burgas,30 K.Fotinov St.)
The exhibition is dedicated to the World Wetlands Day.
Organized by: Regional Museum Burgas and FPS "Green Balkans"
Regional Museum of History Burgas and "Cyril and Methodius" School launch a joint project on the eve of Christmas.
"Future reinvents the past" is the project’s headline.
Young artists will draw exhibits from the museum’s archaeological, natural-history and ethnographic expositions.
The drawings will be offered as souvenirs for the museum great anniversary during 2012 - 100 years museum institution in Burgas.
They will be presented on an exhibition and a charity bazaar to raise funds for the renovation of the museum facilities.
The project will engage students headed by the teachers: Dotka Kalacheva, Yordan Petrov, Atanas Stoyanov and Tanya Stoyanova. Students of Mrs. Kalacheva will create also graphic design for a poster, logo and plaque.
"Future reinvents the past" is only a prelude to the rich and interesting program of events and initiatives that will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the museum institution in Burgas.