The project "Catalog of icons from the Regional Historical Museum - Burgas" was approved for full funding by the Ministry of Culture, in a competition session "ACTIVITIES FOR PRESENTATION OF MOVABLE CULTURAL HERITAGE IN MUSEUMS AND ART". The allocated funds amount to BGN 7070.00. The main goal of this project is to publish a catalog in which to present most of the iconic collection of RIM-Burgas, composed of works with remarkable qualities and an interesting destiny. The photographing, publishing and attribution of the picturesque relics would provide an opportunity to enrich the accumulated knowledge about them and would give rise to a multi-layered interdisciplinary study.
The icons are among the most significant cultural values in the fund of the Regional Historical Museum-Burgas. Most of them were acquired as a result of successful actions against the illegal trafficking of cultural property in the period (1995-1998), after they were illegally taken away from various temples. RIM-Burgas is one of the few that, as part of its mission to preserve, study and promote the cultural and historical heritage, manages to maintain its iconic collection in good condition, to organize donations, supporting its efforts to restore the relics. Conducts field research and promotes research in search of the origin of icons and their authors, their affiliation with art schools and more.
The desire to promote the merits and significance of the Bulgarian cultural heritage, to understand its essence and message, is an integral part of the objectives of the described project.