On 24, 25 and 26 February you are welcome in the Ethongraphic (Burgas ul.Slavyanska 69) and the Natural-history museum (Burgas ul.K.Fotinov 30) from 10:00 to 12:00 to create your own traditional martenitsas.
The optimal group consists of 10 children, participation is the price of a student ticket for the museum - 2.00 BGN. Everyone will be able to take the martenitsa, which was made.
In the Natural-history museum you are invited to choose the most suited mineral for your martenitsas, which will bring to its owner magical power and great joy.
You can come and created a martenitsa with mineral on the price of a ticket for the museum - 4 BGN, or come and select a ready one from our holiday shop on the price between 0,50 and 1 BGN.
February 19! Fair or not, the day of his martyrdom death was chosen as the day to honour the Apostle of Liberty Vasil Levski. It is amazing how Bulgarian people, who were devoid of a sense of historicity, have preserved the memory of his honour. And thankfully, because people without historical memory is like a speck of wind...
The theme of Vasil Levski and his researchers are always interesting. Although there are issued over ten thousand titles dedicated to the Apostles, there are still unresolved moments of his life, work and ideological views. Discrepancies between the researchers themselves are often to the detriment of research object. This trend, unfortunately, has not bypassed even Levski himself. I suggest you look at one aspect of the studies related to the life and work of our great hero.
Who was the first biographer of the Apostle of Freedom Vasil Levski? Who is George Yakovlev Kirkov? He was born in Pleven, graduated from high school Todor Minkov in city Nikolaev, Ukraine. Then studied university two years in St. Petersburg, but due to the heavy climate moved to Odessa, where he graduated. Georgi Kirkov returned to Bulgaria during the Russo-Turkish War and became an official in the provisional Russian government. He participated in the Constituent Assembly and then was appointed the first director of the National Library.
On the eve of the last big Bulgarian winter holiday - Sirni Zagovezni, Regional Historical Museum - Burgas organizes a series of lectures, dedicated to one of the most popular topic lately - vampires, werewolves and all demonic beings who are the heroes of the modern movies, books and games.
Within the week, between 17 to 21 February our specialists will take you on a journey into the magical world of the supernatural. On the lectures you will be provided with information from archaeological surveys and Bulgarian folk mythology, in which these creatures are completely real.
Museum specialists will teach you about the old beliefs on the dark creatures, who were frightening people since ancient times. In fact, you will find out that vampires and goblins are an integral part of folk beliefs and legends that have been passed down over generations in Bulgarian lands since the Middle Ages.
On February 7, 2014 in Burgas Free University in a round table "Museum and School Education". The meeting was attended by 30 representatives of schools in Burgas region, the chief of the RIE - Burgas, a representative of the District Administration, the Director of department "Education" in Burgas Municipality, directors of the museums in Malko Tarnovo and Karnobat and a representative of the museum in Pomorie.
The meeting gathered representatives of all education institutions in Burgas and are willing to work for the establishment of a better relationship between schools and cultural institutions. The meeting began with a presentation of each museum exposition: Archaeological (presented by Milen Nikolov - Director of Burgas Museum), Historical (Ivanka Deleva) Ethnographic (Plamena Kirova) and Natural-history (Dr. Svetla Dalakchieva). With a short presentation representatives of Municipal Children's Complex eagerly promoted their successful practices in collaboration with the museum.
The event continued with a heated discussion, filled with notes of criticism on both sides, a lot of good ideas and proposals for joint initiatives. Clarified were issues on the way students can be taken out of the school grounds and lead on a visit to museums or archaeological sites in the city.
[img left]http://www.burgasmuseums.bg/uploads/images/nathis/izlozhbi/gig-ribi-fotoizlozhba.jpg[/img]On occasion of 2 February - World Wetlands Day, the Natural History Museum of Burgas will be hosting the photo exhibition of the Historical Museum in Tutrakan
"The giant fish of Danube"
The opening of the exhibition will be on February 5 at 13:30 in the hall of the Natural History Museum (Burgas, 30 K.Fotinov St.)
Donube is the largest river in Europe and habitat for more than 80 species of fish. Some of them are unique to it (Danubian endemic), and others are found in some other major rivers flowing into the Black Sea. In recent years due to human activity, the fish diversity of the river is greatly reduced. Sturgeons are among those who gradually disappear. Only 100 years ago Donube fishermen were catching giant specimens weighing several hundred pounds. Namely those catches were sealed in the photos presented in the exhibition .
Fishing on the Danube is a traditional source of livelihood for the people inhabiting the river banks for tens of thousands of years. The idea of creating a photo archive with giant fish caught by fishermen in the river occurs on occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Ethnographic Museum in Tutrakan. Its author is Velichko Atanasov, curator at the museum. The exhibition presents 32 photographs of starry, perch, catfish and large cod caught over the years in the Bulgarian part of the Danube river. The archive contains photographs, which were made in the 2nd half of the 20th century and most were donated by individuals. The oldest picture is from 1942 - a cod caught near the village of Vruv weighing 393 kg .
The exhibition will remain in Burgas by the end of March 2014
Burgas Museum is one of the oldest scientific and cultural organizations in the city of Burgas. In its century long history the museum has conducted and continues to conduct a number of scientific and popular studies, as a result of which today are known huge amount of archaeology, history, ethnography and nature science researches of southeastern Bulgaria.
According to the requirements of ICOMOS - International Council on Monuments and Museums Act and the Law on cultural heritage of Republic of Bulgaria, each museum has one further main function - the education. In this direction, the Burgas Regional Historical Museum started the preparation and implementation of museum education program aimed primarily at students. As a first step in this endeavor the museum began the organization of a roundtable / forum titled "Museum and School Education".
The roundtable / forum will be held on 07.02.2014 in Hall 208 of Burgas Free University at 11:00.
All willing to participate in the roundtable may send a requests to the email address of the museum: email@example.com or call us on: +359 56/842 582.
In January the Eastern Christianity honours three saints, who are symbols of divine knowledge and worldly wisdom - St.Basil the Great and St. John Chrysostom and St. Gregory the Theologian. While each of them has a separate holy-day, in 1084 it was decided that the three saints shall be honoured in a common feast day in order to show their great importance to the theological science. Nowadays, by decision of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, the day of the Three Holy Hierarchs has been celebrated since the 30s of the twentieth century as patronal day of religious schools, institutes and theological faculties, and these great hierarchs as celestial and spiritual patrons of all Orthodox spiritual schools.
When referring to Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom, the words used to describe them are divine, perfect, inimitable convincing in their speech, skilled interpreters of scriptures with unsurpassed elegance of expression. These holy men surpass all words and deeds, in no way inferior to the angels, most humane, understanding the weakness of human nature. When we look at the written heritage of these Three Wise Men, we will be convinced of the truth of these claims.
Their infinite wisdom is timeless, not only in the knowledge of God, but for the life of searches. Because, frankly, people have not changed much and always need guidance. Yes, yes, still "there is nothing new under the sun"!