For the 15th consecutive year the Regional historical museum of Burgas will participate in the European Museum Night. In 2019, the event coincided with the International Day of Museums - May 18th.
Traditionally, on this Saturday night, visitors will be able to see the four exhibitions of the Burgas Museum - Archaeological, Ethnographic, Natural history and Historical. Each of them, from 18:00 to 24:00, will be awaiting you with an exciting program and free entrance.
The official opening is at 18:00 h. in the Trezore Hall of the Archaeological Museum (21, Bogoridi Street), where two golden exhibitions will be displayed - "The Thracian Gold Treasure of Valchitrun" and "The Memory of Great Bulgaria. The Treasure of Khan Kubrat from Malaya Pereshchepina ". An hour later will be presented a different moment of work on archaeological finds. The restorer Silvia Borisova will demonstrate techniques for sizing and preparation of the artifacts for restoration.
The program will continue at the Historical Museum (31, Lermontov Street), where at 18:30 for the first time will be shown the great icon of Jesus Christ, restored with public donations from the end of last year. The restorer herself will show live some of icon conservation techniques.
The colorful world of the Bulgarian embroidery will unfold in front of the visitors from 19:00 h. in the Ethnographic Museum (69, Slavyanska Street). The presentation of the national exhibition "You will recognize them in the embroidery" from RHM - Shumen will be accompanied by open embroidery tutorials. On the horo dance in the yard of the museum, this year will invite the Macedonian choir "Gotse Delchev" - Burgas.
PROGRAM OF THE REGIONAL HISTORICAL MUSEUM - BURGAS FOR THE NIGHT OF MUSEUMS, 18 MAY 2019 (SATURDAY) Entrance free for visitors in the four expositions from 18.00 to 24.00 h.
Archaeological Museum, 21 Aleko Bogoridi Str.
18.00 Opening of exhibitions:
"The Thracian Gold Treasure from Valchitron" - guest exhibition from Regional historical museum - Pleven.
"The glory of Great Bulgaria. Treasure of Khan Kubrat from Malaya Pereshchepina" - guest exhibition from the National historical museum - Sofia
19.00-20.30 "The Work of the Museum Restorer". Demonstration of the restorer from RHM-Burgas for the preservation of a museum object.
Natural History Museum, 30, K. Fotinov Str.
Historical Museum, 31, Lermontov Str.
18.30 Presentation of a restored with public donation icon from the museum fund.
19.00 - 20.30 "How to Restore Icons". Demonstration on conservation and restoration of icons.
Ethnographic Museum, 69 Slavyanska Str.
19.00 Opening of National Exhibition "You will recognize them in the embroidery" - guest exhibition of the Regional historical museum - Shumen.
In two consecutive days, the Regional historical museum of Burgas offered to the students two amusing events with many awards.
On May 10, the 8th edition of the Competition for the Cup of the Natural history museum was held, marking the International Day of Biodiversity and as a part of the initiative of the Municipality Burgas and District information center - Burgas "Days of Europe". Teams from seven schools competed with their knowledge on Biodiversity in 5 rounds. In the final, the teams chose to answer questions of different difficulty and number of points. The strategy and knowledge of the team from the Nature and Mathematics High School "Acad. Nikola Obreshkov" won them the most points and they grabbed the Cup of the Natural History Museum for 2019.
The second initiative of the Burgas Museum gathered pupils from the first to fourth grade in a tournament for forgotten children's games. Teams from 8 schools competed in favorites for their parents and grandparents games - hopscotch, elastic and dodgeball.
"Georgi Benkovski" Primary School won the final set of games. The second place was for "Bratya Miladinovi" Primary School and the third and fourth respectively "Vasil Aprilov" Primary School and "P.R. Slaveykov" Primary School. The "Igrotlon" was organized by the Ethnographic exposition of RHM-Burgas within the Art Festival "Burgas tvori". The awards were provided by Sutherland Bulgaria and Burgas Municipality. The idea of popularizing the old games will continue next year in the second citywide edition of "Igrotlon".
24th Black Sea Infantry Regiment of Her Majesty Queen Eleanor was created on January 19 1889 with a government decree. It was filled in from the military district of Burgas. During the years of its existence, the regiment participates in some of the harshest battles and leaves a strong impression in the Bulgarian military history.
On the occasion of the 130th anniversary of the establishment of the 24th Infantry Regiment, an initiative committee was established under the patronage of the mayor of the Municipality of Burgas - Dimitar Nikolov. A large number of institutions, including the Regional Museum of History in Burgas, organized a series of solemn events on 7 and 8 May 2019.
The program began with the opening of a memorial plaque of regimental regiment Georgi Genchev, commander of the 3rd Battalion of the 24th Regiment in the Balkan War. A photo-documentary exhibition on the history of the regiment, prepared by specialists from the Regional State Archive - Burgas, Regional History Museum - Burgas and Peyo Yavorov Regional Library - was opened at the Army Club in Burgas on May 7, presenting archival photos, documents and books related to the participation of black-men in the wars, as well as the flag of the regiment.The book was presented by Asya Borodzhieva "Towards the Pantheon of the War of Glory".
n/a Wednesday, 08 May 2019 - Ethnographical Museum
Some of the most impressive Thracian gold objects can be seen in Burgas for this year's International Night of the Museum. The exhibition "The Thracian Gold Treasure from Valchitrun" will be opened on 18 May (Saturday) at 18:00 h. in the Trezore Hall of the Archaeological Museum (21 Bogoridi Str.). It is organized in partnership between Regional historical museum Burgas and the Regional historical museum Pleven, the property of which are the exhibits. The Valchitrun treasure will be in the city during the summer season and is one of the elite exhibitions that await the citizens of Burgas for the 15th International Night of Museums.
This is the largest Thracian gold treasure ever discovered in Bulgaria. It is made up of nine vessels with 88% purity of gold and a total weight of 12.5 kg, with only one of the objects weighing 4.5 kg. According to experts, the valuable artefacts are from the end of the Bronze Age (1600-1200 BC). This is the period of the so-called "Mycenae Thrace", which is exactly described in Homer's Iliad. It is assumed that the gold vessels were used in the cult practices of the Thracian kings-priests. The treasure was discovered in 1924 near today's village of Valchitrun, Pleven.
The exhibition "Nestinarstvo - the Bulgarian magic with fire" from Regional historical museum Burgas will be opened on May, 10 in the Ethnographic House at Assenovgrad.
It includes 11 info boards with photographs from 1946 to 1953, presenting in detail the fire-dancing celebration on June 3 in the village of Bulgari and its culmination - a dance on a fiery embers, as well as the last main fire-dancer - Zlatna Daskalova. Author of the exhibition is Assoc. Tsonia Drazheva (1954-2013) - long-time director of the Burgas Museum.
The information boards are complemented by original exhibits - authentic nestinarian costume, leather tappet from 70 years ago, as well as the icons of the Virgin Mary and the holy Constantine and Elena.
The exhibition has already been presented at the National Ethnographic Museum of Poland in Warsaw as well as in many places in Bulgaria - REM - Plovdiv, EMO "Etar", HM - Kavarna, BAS - Sofia, RHM - Haskovo, RHM - Shumen, in the Specialized Museum - Tryavna, HM - General Toshevo, HM - Karnobat, HM - Velingrad, RHM - Sliven and others.
On May 11, 2019, the guest exhibition "19th Century Luxury" will be opened at the Regional historical museum Pleven. It was created as a joint project between the Regional Museum of History - Burgas and Russe. The exhibition will be held in Pleven on the occasion of the European Museum Night.
The exhibits are part of the collections of luxury objects, which RHM Burgas in 1996 and 2000 after their detention by Customs Burgas, in an attempt to smuggle cultural heritage through the territory of Bulgaria. In the period 2008 - 2016 the objects are included in the exhibition "Donated and Rescued Treasures", which for years enjoyed high visitor interest in the hall of the Historical Exposition in Burgas on 31 Lermontov" St.
The "French Collection" received in the museum in 1996 includes 13 desk clocks, 32 pcs. vases and 11 pcs. candlesticks, lampshades, chandeliers, silver trays, silver liquor service and a boudoir. In 2000, they were detained at the Customs and sent to the Museum, the "Romanian collection", which contains paintings, picture frames, mirrors, carved chest and workshops made in Austro-Hungarian Empire and Italian studios and part of the interiors of European homes from the early 20th century.
"The 19th Century Luxury" presents the trends and ideas in art from the time of the European Enlightenment, the changes that followed the Industrial Revolution in England, the modernization and development of creative images in the 19th to the early 20th century.
For more than three years now the Regional Museums of Burgas and Russe have united around the topic "The 19th Century Luxury". Thus, the Burgas collection of "rescued treasures", in the form of a mobile exhibition, reaches an wider audience.
In 2019, the 15th edition of the European Night of Museums initiative will be held. It was first organized by the French Ministry of Culture in 2005. For only a few years, the initiative has grown to cover museums across Europe. With the increasing number of museums, galleries, and exhibition spaces in the Night of Museums, the opportunity for the cultural message of this great European initiative to reach a much larger circle of people, especially the young audience, is increasing.
The Karnobat Historical Museum will join the European Museum Night for another year. The event will take place on 17 May and will continue from 17:00 to 22:00 in the halls of the Archaeological Museum with free admission. The program will be diverse and will include an exhibition of bronze artefacts from the museum collection that have never been on display before, a lecture by one of the most famous tracologists in the country - Assoc. Prof. Rumyana Georgieva, PhD, presenting interesting facts on the textiles and clothing in ancient Thrace, as well as interesting folklore and classical music events.
The new initiative "Explore Burgas" aims to make the local tourist sites even more recognizable and increase their attendance. This is a fun challenge not only to the guests but also to the city's residents.
The booklet includes 18 of the most interesting places in Burgas, among which are the four expositions of RHM-Burgas - Archaeological, Ethnographic, Historical and Natural-History. Among the sites of cultural and historical heritage are also Aquae Calidae and St. Anastasia Island.
On the page with each individual object there is a place for a stamp and information exactly where to get it. On 16 of the 18 destinations, besides the stamp, you will also be given a piece of a 16-piece puzzle. Anyone who collects 18 stamps and arranges the entire puzzle "I love Burgas" can certify this in the main building of the Municipality of Burgas at 26 "Alexandrovska" Street, 2nd floor, the "Education" Directorate. There will be both individual and collective awards.
The team of the Ethnographic Museum at RHM-Burgas will present how people coloured Easter eggs in the past.
Exactly on Good Thursday, April 25, at 12:00 h., we will demonstrate traditional techniques for eggs colouring with natural dyes in the garden next to the Burgas Clock. The grannies from the folklore group "Faikian byalo" at Community center "Hristo Botev - 1905" - Fakia, will assist and sing Easter songs. You are welcome to paint your Easter egg with us for health and joy!