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Black and White Friday – Cultural heritage

The Regional Ethnographic Museum in Plovdiv is the second largest Bulgarian museum of ethnography with established scientific and educational activity and an attractive center for cultural tourism.

It is housed in the Kouumdzhieva House – a monument of culture of national importance.

The first idea of creating an ethnographic museum dates back to the end of 1891. After a quarter century at the suggestion of Stoyu Shishkov, the local administration decided to create a Regional Museum. His main goal is to collect materials related to the past and present of the Plovdiv region in historical, economic, artistic and domestic terms.

The beginning was dated January 22, 1917, when a meeting was convened at the Regional Court (Plovdiv Municipality), where it was decided to “establish a Regional Museum in the Permanent Commission”. The Museum Rules were approved on July 20, 1918.

The exposition presents the traditional culture of Thrace, Rhodope and Srednogorie from the Renaissance period. In a permanent exhibition, agriculture and livestock farming are represented as the main livelihoods of the region’s population. Traditional crafts in the museum are represented by abbey, witchcraft, pottery, copper, ironmongery. The goldsmith’s workshop is exhibited with all its inventory. It is part of a collection of ornaments and church plates, traditional folk costumes, fabrics, carpets, musical instruments and ritual requisites. The city lifestyle is also presented.

The photo was taken on 14-06-2019 personally by me and I offer you to see it in the original and black-white version.

© 2019-Elenka Smilenova All Rights Reserved

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