On Friday, 25.November 2011 at 14:30 in the Historical Exposition of Regional Museum Burgas (31 Lermontov str.), the exhibition "Gardens of Tolstoy. The Russian and Bulgarian Yasna Polyana" will be opened to the public. The National history and nature reserve "House-Museum Tolstoy" situated in the village of Yasna Polyana, Tula Region, Russia, is a guest of Regional Museum Burgas with an exhibition dedicated to the life and philosophical ideas of the great Russian humanist, writer and defender of the Bulgarian people, Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy. The exhibition features themes of his works, as well as presents special moments from his family life. Special attention is paid to the apple gardens in the Russian village Yasna Polyana, first designed by Tolstoy himself in his mansion, which exists today as the largest house-museum in the world.
From 14.11.2011 all four expositions of RIM - Burgas have new opening time for visitors: Monday-Friday - 10:00 to 16:45.
Every Monday students and seniors can visit the museum free of charge.
On 6.December (St. Nicholas Day) - Day of Burgas, the museum will be welcoming all visitors free of charge.
The conservator at RIM Burgas Mr.Ivan Arabadzhiev came to show up to his colleagues from the Natural History Museum with his find - a huge puffball mushroom. It is commonly known as Giant puffball (Calvatia gigantea), with a circumference of 115 cm, found in the locality "Rakov Dol" near the village of Drachevo, Municipality Sredets.
For 15 years already, the last day of October marks the anniversary of the Strategic Action Plan on Protection and Conservation of the Black Sea. That's why October 31 was declared International Day of the Black Sea.
In recent years, there is a disturbing trend that the Black Sea ecosystem is highly vulnerable to impacts such as pollution, excessive fishing, unsustainable fishing and coastal development. All these threats can lead to the occurrence of irreversible changes that would transform life throughout the region.
On the occasion of the International Day of the Black Sea in the Natural History Museum (30 K. Fotinov st.) from 14:00 hours, we invite you to the opening of an exhibition containing paintings by students headed by Mrs. Dotka Kalacheva from the Burgas School "St.st. Cyril and Methodius".
[img right]uploads/images/fauna/87656789.jpg[/img]Black Sea is a home of three dolphin species – the Common Dolphin, the Common Bottlenose Dolphin called Afalina and the Harbour Porpoise known in Bulgaria as Mutkur. They are all protected species and are very vulnerable to accidental entanglement in fishing nets and pollution.
Mr. Gradimir Gradev, who is an expert from the Federation of nature-conservation NGOs "Green Balkans", will hold a multimedia presentation under the title "Dolphins in the Black Sea and methods from their research." The lecture will begin at 14:30 in the hall of the Natural History Museum in Burgas.
On 12 October, at 11:00 in the central building of BAS (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences), Burgas Museum will present the exhibition "Bulgarian magical rituals from Burgas Region associated with the cult of fire and water. The Nestinars from the village of Bulgari - UNESCO Living Heritage"
The exhibition is in Sofia on the occasion of the 142 anniversary of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and is a continuation of the successful collaboration between BAS and Burgas Municipality, launched with the exhibitions of BAS in the Cultural Centre Sea Casino.
The exhibition presents the living heritage of Burgas Region through the unique customs Enyova bulya, Peperuda, German and Nestinarstvo.
From 28th to 30th September, Natural History Museum Burgas (30 K. Fotinov st.) will be a host of a three days marathon dedicated to the environmental cinema. The event is organized by the Museum of Burgas and is part of the program for the days of European heritage. The film screenings during the three days are divided thematically: 28 September - Bulgarian Black Sea coast - beautiful and loved, 29 September - Strandzha Mountains and the “longoz” forests, unique pieces of nature and September 30 - Biological phenomena.
[url=uploads/ekokino.pdf]Full event program and showtimes can be downloaded here.[/url]
With a lot of positive emotions and good mood started the Autumn Fair 2011 in the yard of the Ethnographic Museum in Burgas. The Fair of Bulgarian craftsmen was opened by the Director of the Burgas Museum Tsonya Drazheva. Presented was the exhibition of Museum Shumen "Coppersmith’s art of Old Shumen". The event was attended by officials from the Municipality of Burgas, representatives of RIM-Shumen, guests and citizens of Burgas. Among them was Daniel Orlov - councillor of Municipality Aytos, who supported his fellow citizens - the masters of Gengera. He reminded to the public that Bulgarian crafts and culture should be preserved and kept alive.
Do not miss the second day of the Fair from 10:00 to 19:00 in the yard of the Ethnographic Museum (Burgas ul.Slavyanska 69). At 18:30 awaits attractive presentation of the custom "Grozdobernik" performed by ensemble "Lazur".
On September 16th at 11:00 Opening of the exhibition "Coppersmith’s art of Old Shumen".
The exhibition of Regional museum Shumen presents the coppersmith as a craft typical for the old town of Shumen in the past 150 years. On display are boilers, pots, jugs, blue ibrits, containers for warm water to extract essential oil and others. The copper vessels have been decorated through fine filigree work with elements of flowers, birds, lace and assemblages.
Тhe coppersmith craft in Shumen developed at the end of the 18th century and reached its peak in the 19th century. A number of travelers mention Shumen’s craftsmen as “masters renowned for their workmanship throughout the whole Ottoman Empire”. Coppersmith’s work was a distinctive feature of the Bulgarians and their copper vessels were always hand-made. The exposition also includes several traditional Bulgarian folk customs, as well as some applied art pieces.