Exhibition Summer Students’ Training Practice in the Field of Cultural and Historical Heritage – Summer 2011

In the summer of 2011, IRCHH and ULSIT carried out a project called “Archaeological research, fieldwork tours and excavations in the regions of Malko Turnovo and Yambol”. The scientific research of the museum collections of the History Museum in Malko Turnovo  was done together with the Regional History Museum in Yambol and the History Museum in Malko Turnovo, in which students from ULSIT studying Information Collections of the Cultural and Historical Heritage and Information resources of Tourism took part.

The History Museum in Malko Turnovo is one of the leading ones in the country. It was established in 1983 with the idea to become an information center for the cultural and historical development of Strandza. The museum has four premises, in which different thematically arranged exhibitions are on display. The Houses-museums are original, typical Strandzha craftsmen’s works, which makes them particularly precious to the history of Bulgarian architecture.

The History museum of Malko Turnovo offered the opportunity for museum collection work of the participants in the summer students’ practice, which was essentially to digitalize the museum collections of the History Museum of Malko Turnovo and preparing advertising and information materials – brochures, electronic thematically arranged plans for exhibiting arte-facts, multimedia presentations, etc. During this summer practice, the students had the opportunity to make a tour of the region and carry out fieldwork tours of the cultural and historical landmarks and attend on-site lectures.

The second half of the summer practice training was held in the village of Voden, Bolyarovo municipality, Yambol region, where students together with specialists from the History Museum Yambol began archaeological excavations in the Region of Malkoto Kale. During the excavation work, students went through methodological instruction in archaeology and ceramics processing.  They were thoroughly shown how to discover, describe, sort, draw, conserve and restore different types of arte-facts. Cultural and educational routes were visited to some villages in the region, amongst which the village of Stefan Karadzhovo, Voden, etc.