[img left]http://www.burgasmuseums.bg/uploads/images/misc/johnbaptist.jpg[/img]Today we celebrate the birthday of St. John the Baptist. Raised alone in a distant desert, feeding on roots and honey. His survival people connects with the knowledge and collection of herbs and they worship secret power of the magic herbs.
On Enyovden (Midsummer) the stars descend to earth and stale the herbs, as well as the sun also gives them power to heal. Pick them early, before sunrise. Twist a wreath in which to squeeze for health and protection from all evil.
The longest day of the year is connected with the sun worship. According to folk beliefs, the sun gets up early on this day and prepare for the journey. Young and old roll in the dew, bathe in rivers and springs, believing that the sun bathed before them.
The team of the Ethnographic Museum wishes you happy day of the sun, the fertile dew and healing herbs! Let's stay healthy so everyone can wait up for their good magic!
This year, from June 4, the museum specialists offer to all interested in the Bulgarian tradition to join in this year's ethnographic workshop at Brakalov's house (Burgas, 69 Slavyanska st).
The participation in our ethnographic workshop will bring you close to the Bulgarian folk culture, to the games and handicrafts of our ancestors: weaving on a tile or on a vertical loom, making rag dolls, pompons, tassels, necklaces and woven flowers, crochet and Bulgarian embroidery, sewing and decorating small bags. You will learn traditional songs and refrains, figure out the symbolism of rituals and customs part of the Bulgarian holiday calendar, create a maiden wrist for Enyovden and a huge garland of 77 and a half herbs.
Mr.Ivan Arabadzhiev has already prepared the potter's wheel and, as always, is full of ideas for new sculptures and ceramics.
Each activity lasts 2 astronomical hours, which can be selected depending on the willingness of the participants and working time of each workshop. The cost of each activity is 7 LV/BGN. The price includes also a ticket for optional visit of one of the four expositions in RIM Burgas - Ethnographical, Historical, Natural-history and Archaeological.
You can use the accumulated tickets whenever you attend the workshops: to visit museum with a close friend or relative, you would present tickets with value covering the entry fee for each accompanying person. For example: a child + parent = 6 BGN (present 3 tickets).
Note: Tickets will be valid from workshops only if they are marked with the seal of the Ethnographic Museum.
For further information: ETHNOGRAPHIC EXPOSITION
8000 Burgas, Slavyanska St. 69
tel: +359 56 84 25 87
Natural History Department of Regional Historical Museum Burgas offers a new opportunity for the children in the city to spend part of their summer vacation. For the first time we organize environmental training program called
ADVENTURE IN THE MUSEUM 2012
From 4th to 29th of June 2012 each week a group of 10 children will be formed. During the 5 days (Monday to Friday from 10.30 to 17.00), the children divided into two age groups - under 14 and 14 and above - will get acquainted with the Museum's collections and will be given rich biological information in the form of entertaining environmental games.
The programs for both age groups were developed by experts from the museum and are unusual in content. The course is based on fun methods for information presentation, included are very logical and creative games, opportunities for individual and group performances. Daily rewards expect the top participants. On the last day, each child will be awarded a diploma and most successful student a special reward.
The program is free and is funded under the project "Natural History Museum in help of environmental education" of RIM Burgas and America for Bulgaria:
Seats are limited. The registration continues until 31 May in the Natural History Museum (Burgas, Fotinov St. 30) or by phone 056 84 32 39
On May 19, 2012 for the eighth time Burgas Regional Historical Museum took part on the International Night of Museums. The permanent expositions, new exhibitions and the varied program were attended by over 3,000 people - citizens and guests of Burgas.
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The first competition for the Cup of the Natural-History Museum on occasion of the 100th museum anniversary attracted teams from five schools in Burgas.
The participants received a list of plant and animal names that may occur in the sea garden and an astronomical hour to find them in the Sea Garden.
High school for carpentry - Burgas won the first place, 10 points ahead of the High school for electronics and the PMG Burgas.
Burgas Regional Historical Museum PROGRAM FOR THE NIGHT OF THE MUSEUM 2012
/19.05.2012, 17:00 to 00:00 hours/
17:00 Ethnographic exposition, Burgas, 69 Slavianska St.
"Sedianka" - performance by children from kindergarten "Detelina" - Burgas - group "Slancho", head-teachers Panayotova Vanya and Lily Dimanova
17:30 Ethnographic exposition, Burgas, 69 Slavianska St. Demonstrations of wool workshop - Zlatnoto runo, Sredets - spinning, knitting, stuffing wool and dyeing it with natural colours. The created on the small looms everyone can take home as a souvenir.
Presentation of traditional Strandzha region cuisine: unique honey dew from Strandzha mountains, original "zelnik" , handmade sweets with walnut and local brandy.
17:40 Natural-History exposition, Burgas, 30 Fotinov St.
"What is it to be a curator at the museum for a day?" - with the students from Professional High School of Electrotech and Electronics "Konstantin Fotinov".
Visitors will be able to see and even touch previously undisplayed exhibits from the museum's collection of large birds - Griffon Vulture, Great White Pelican and Mute Swan.
18:00 Historical Exposition, Burgas, 31 Lermontov St.
Opening of "1100 years from the Assumption of St. Naum Ohridski" - an exhibition by the Bulgarian Academy of Science.
Screening of a documentary film about the Balkan War 1912 - 1913.
18:30 Archeological Exposition Burgas, 21 Al. Bogoridi St.
"The Roman city Deultum "- an exhibition of Historical museum Sredets
19:30 Ethnographic exposition, Burgas, 69 Slavianska St. Dramatization of the children stories "Plums for garbage" and "The most precious fruit" - featuring students from "Ivan Vazov" School Burgas, head-teacher M. Deskova
20:00 Ethnographic exposition, Burgas, 69 Slavianska St.
Museum project "Lets weave a colourful Bulgarian rug"
21:00 Ethnographic exposition, Burgas, 69 Slavianska St. Fire performance by the dancers from F4 - Daniel, Lubo, Dimitar and Maya - "four fury fire fantasies"for whome the fire is a mystery, challenge, a way of life. Their fire dance will mark the beginning of the traditional Bulgarian festivals associated with the Sun and Fire: Nestinarstvo, Marina Ognena...
[img left]http://www.burgasmuseums.bg/uploads/images/misc/history/naum_ohridski.jpg[/img]On May 19, 2012 - Night of Museums, the Bulgarian Academy of Science will be a guest at the Historical museum (Burgas, 31 Lermontov St.) with the exhibition - "1100 years from the Assumption of St. Naum Ohridski".
The Bulgarian saint-educator is one of the closest disciples of Sts. Cyril and Methodius, called "enlightener of the Bulgarians". St. Naum was among the spiritual leaders who laid the foundations of the first literary school in Bulgaria’s first two capital cities of Pliska and Preslav, a school that for many centuries radiated cultural impulses to the huge region populated by the Eastern and Southern Slavs. Later on, having been sent by Knyaz Simeon to the South-Western part of the Bulgarian state, he completed a grandiose missionary civilization program in Ohrid and, together with St. Kliment, founded the famous Literary School of Ohrid. St. Naum thus became one of the first teachers, writers and church leaders who shone the light of their spirit over the Bulgarian lands and created the Golden Age of Bulgarian culture.
The exhibition presents medieval literary sources and images of ancient churches and monasteries. Well advocated is the subject on the contemporary understanding of St. Naum's cult, who led to the establishment of many 20th and 21st century churches bearing his name.
The exhibition will open at 18:00 hours, immediately after the start of the Night of Museums. Special guests will be Academician Nikola Sabotinov and Phd.Slavia Barlieva of BAS.
Every year, Natural-History Museum - Burgas marks the International Day of biological diversity with various events. This year we would like to take on a new initiative that would reach many more students and teachers from the schools in Burgas. We decided to name this event “Competition for the cup of the Natural-History Museum“. This year is also very suitable for the start of it, since Regional Burgas Museum celebrates its 100th anniversary.
The competition will be held on May 18, 2012 from 16:00 to 18:00 in the Sea Garden of Burgas. Each school may elect a team of 3 students (VIII, IX or X degree) and a head(teacher).
It is necessary to request your participation at the office in the Natural-History Museum (30"K. Fotinov" St. or call 056/8432 39).