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Section Etnology

Section Etnology was originated in 1963 as integral part of Regional Museum of History Kyustendil. As a result of terrain explorations and collection activity lifestyle materials and items of culture from Kyustendil region are gathered and kept.

In 1978 a fund was opened within the section, called Folklore crafts, and in 1979 another fund Folklore, was originated. Apart from collection activity in years up to 2003 over 20 etnographic exhibitions were held: in Kyustendil, Dupnica, Pernik; a travelling exhibition (presented in towns in North Eastern and Central Bulgaria). Materials took part in 3 regional and national exhibits held by UCFA (Union of craftsmen of folklore arts) and 2 international in Oreshak, Lovech region; three reviews of traditional clothing were presented 2 in Kyustendil and 1 on National TV (TV magazine By the spring). Three movies shot by section specialists took participation in Festival of etnologic and antropologic movies in Yugoslavia and Romania; etnographic materials from museum were exhibited in Cuba and Japan (1976), Mexico (1978), USA and Yugoslavia (1981), and Poland (1995).

On the territory of Kyustendil region 4 etnologic collections are kept, with materials reviewing folklore of the villages: Vaksevo, Goranovci, Zlogosh and Poletinci.
As a result of science work over 10 articles and studia are published in scientific editions.

Today curators are senior specialist 2nd degree Dr. Ekaterina Keremidarska and specialist 3rd degree Veska Spasova.


Regional Historical Museum Academician Yordan Ivanov, Kyustendil - 2004-2006