For the seventh consecutive year Park Museum “Vladislav Varnenchik”, branch of the National Museum of Military History, will join the European Night of the Museums, opening doors for admission-free visits on May 17 ( Saturday) from 18:00 to 24:00.
At 18:00 in the temporary exhibitions hall will be opened the exposition “Bulgarian medieval costumes”. It consists of remarks and illustrations of clothing of XIII – XIV centuries. The main idea of the author and artist Kalina Atanasova is to show the appearance of the middle and lower strata of the population in Bulgaria during this period - petty nobles, townsfolks and peasants.
The costumes are designed after extensive research on findings, written records, images, and based on art, historical and archeological expert analysis of the period as well. Some of them are experimental reconstructions: by using an external imitation of an old image or by reconstructing an original based on partial findings. Others are filled in detailed compliance with the original materials and technologies of that time.
Many of the illustrations included in the exhibition are made based on original mural portraits of nobles, retained in Bulgarian churches. The portraits are almost unknown, because many of them are in very poor condition, and some have come to us only in the form of black and white photos. At the same time they are a sure testimony of clothing, adornments and accessories worn during Asenevtsi and Shishmanovtsi times.
At 19:00 in the temporary exhibitions hall will open doors “Retro photo” . To feel the atmosphere of the Second Bulgarian Empire, visitors will have a chance to try out replicas of medieval chain armour, sword and shield and take a picture with them.
PROGRAM OF NMMH AND ITS AFFILIATES FOR “MUSEUMS NIGHT” -
MAY 17, 2014
PARK MUSEUM COMBAT FRIENDSHIP 1444 “VLADISLAV VARNENCHIK” – VARNA
09:30 – 17:00 Paid admission
13:00 – 16:00 Demonstrations with horses, archery
18:00 – 24:00 Free admission
18:00 Opening the exhibition “Bulgarian medieval costumes”
19:00 Retro photo studio photographs with historical costumes
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY
18:00 – 24:00 Free entrance for the chronological internal and external exhibitions of the museum, as for the temporary exhibitions as well
19:00 – 21:00 “Touch the Stars” - balloon flight
19:00 – 20:00 “Conductor for a minute” featuring Students chamber orchestra of the National Academy of Music “Prof. Pancho Vladigerov”
20:00 – 21:30 Concert featuring Inna Ivanova, the Representative ensemble of the Land Forces of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Professional dance formation “Master of the Dance”
NAVAL MUSEUM – VARNA
18:00 – 24:00 Free entrance
18:00 Opening of the “Museums Night” with demonstration of a medieval ship cannon firing
18:00 Mariner School
- Getting Started with puzzles
- Making knots
- Throwing a cordage
18:30 Concert of the Representative Brass Band of the Navy
21:00 Documentary film show “Vaptzarov. Five stories of one shooting down”, director Kostadin Bonev
AVIATION MUSEUM – PLOVDIV
9:00 – 20:00 Free admission
9:00 – 20:00 Free access to the cabins of the aircraft MiG- 21bis and helicopter Mi-24
9:00 – 20:00 Video of world air shows featuring the most modern aircrafts,
shown in the passenger aircraft An-24 saloon
17:00 – 19:00 Demonstrations of radio controlled airplane models