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!
In connection with the Easter holidays and the preparations for the upcoming Museum Night and the active summer season, RHM-Burgas announces the following changes in the working hours of its four expositions:
23-25.04 - from 9:00 to 17:00
26.04-01.05 - closed
04.05 - 9:00 to 17:00
05-06.05 - closed
07.05 - 9:00 to 17:00
On 30.04 is a regular working day for the administration of RHM-Burgas.
The beauty and function of the signage and navigation facilities at sea will be presented by Tatyana Baykusheva during the traditional Saturday lecture at the museum. She will present brief information and photographs of the headlamps of Cape Emine, the old headlamp in Nessebar and the new navigational facility there, "Pomnik Pomorie", the three Burgas lights, the lights on the island of St. Anastasia, the island of St. Ivan, the "Oil Cape", Primorsko, Tsarevo and Ahtopol.
The participants in the lecture will be able to learn about the possibilities of observing these interesting sites for tourists and travelers, the extent to which they are accessible and how they can be reached. The lecture will also include some curious facts about the way the sea lights work and the people who care for them.
The lecture "The Sea lights from Cape Emine to Ahtopol" can be visited on the 20th of April (Saturday) at 11:30 am in the Ethnographic Museum at 69 Slavyanska Street. The entrance fee is preferential - for adults 2 BGN and for students and pensioners - BGN 1.
The verses "Open a box of gates, a bride to come in!" will be heard on the streets of Burgas this Friday, April 19th. The small lazarkas from the Burgas school "Episkop Konstantin Preslavski", led by their teachers Maya Skocheva and Bojidarka Koicheva, will tour the museum houses, the Regional Library and shop "Moderen Dom". Their tour will start at 10:30 h. from the yard of the Ethnographic Museum (63 Slavyanska Street).
We will be expecting for you!