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Exhibition Roma People from Kyustendil Region ...
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News Exhibition Roma People from Kyustendil Region – History, Popular Customs and Culture

On the occasion of the International Roma Day, April 8th, the Regional History Museum “Academician Yordan Ivanov” and Largo Association in the town of Kyustendil have the pleasure to invite you on the opening of the exhibition Roma People from Kyustendil Region – History, Popular Customs and Culture.

The exhibition includes photos, facsimiles of scientific publications and periodicals, text and materials revealing the life of the Roma people from Kyustendil region since the time they migrated to the Bulgarian territories till now-a-days. Being a part of bigger European project, devoted to the Roma and Sinti Holocaust during the Second World War, it focused on the period of time before and after the War. The exhibition presents topics such as: Moving from the Town of Kyustendil into a New Quarter; The Communist Resistant Movement and the Gypsies; The Gypsies from Kyustendil during the Second World War; School and Education; Cultural Life and Community Center, etc. It shows also their public customs, traditions, rituals and crafts. Faiths and religions, and the respective family holidays among the Roma people are described too.



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Project RECALL - Recalling the Roma ...
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News Project RECALL - Recalling the Roma and Sinti Holocaust: Paths inside the Memory

Kyustendil Regional History Museum is a partner in an international project focused on the Roma and Sinti Holocaust during the Second World War, the so called "Samudaripen" (in Romania) and "Porrajmos" (in Italy). The project’s title is RECALL - Recalling the Roma and Sinti Holocaust: Paths Inside the Memory and is financed within the Europe for Citizens Programme, Strand 1 – European Remembrance. The activities lasting from the 1st of October 2014 till the 30th of September 2015 are implemented by 6 organizations from 3 countries Italy, Romania and Bulgaria: National Opera Nomadi (Italy, project Promoter), Lucian Blaga University in Sibiu (Romania), Regional History Museum "Academician Yordan Ivanov" in Kyustendil (Bulgaria), Romani CRISS - Roma Center for Social Intervention and Studies in Bucharest (Romania), LARGO Association – Liberal Alternative for Roma Civil Unification in Kyustendil (Bulgaria), Vidya Art and Culture of Asia in Rome (Italy).



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Cultural Heritage without Borders
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News On December 5th, 2013 at 4.00 p.m. the Kyustendil Regional History Museum opens the Cultural Heritage without Borders photo-documentary exhibition, which is a result of ten-month field work on the tangible and intangible cultural and historical heritage of the Kyustendil – Kriva Palanka cross-border region.


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Second Project Press Conference in Kyustendil
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News Second Project Press Conference in Kyustendil
On October 15th, 2013 at 11.00 a.m. at the Conference Hall of the Kyustendil Regional History Museum was held a Press Conference to promote the results achieved after the implementation of Project “Cultural Heritage of Our Ancestors – Spiritual Mainstay of Our Common European Future”, co-financed by the European Union through the Bulgaria – FYR of Macedonia IPA Cross-Border Programme 2007-2013 B, CCI ¹ 2007CB16IPO007 with ref. ¹ 2007CB16IPO007-2011-2-39; RD 02-29-71/23.07.2012. It was attended by the representatives of the both Project teams - Regional History Museum “Academician Yordan Ivanov” – Kyustendil and Municipality of Kriva Palanka, as well as the Project experts who have implemented the main Project activities.



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On 13th of 14th of September 2013 was ...
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News On 13th of 14th of September 2013 was held a two-day seminar Borderless Cultural Heritage in the St. Joakim Osogovski Monastery in Kriva Palanka, FYR of Macedonia. The seminar was attended by researchers from Bulgaria and FYR of Macedonia in the fields of archeology, ethnology and history who presented articles from their research work on cultural and historical heritage in the Kyustendil – Kriva Palanka cross-border region.


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Night of Museums, 18 May 2013
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News Night of Museums, 18 May 2013, Saturday
Venue: Museum’s Yard
3.30 p.m. – 1.00 à.m.

Programme

3.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m. The Games of Our Grandpas and Grandmas performed by children from Kyustendil and Kriva Palanka. Performances by children singer bands from Kyustendil and Kriva Palanka;
9.30 p.m – 10.30 p.m. Review-spectacle of traditional cloths from the border region.
10.30 p.m. – 11.30 p.m. Concert programme performed by the Funky Miracle youth band from Sofia and the Gyorche Petrov Secondary Municipal School’s Band in the town of Kriva Palanka, FYR of Macedonia


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Festival of Traditional Culture in ...
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News Festival of Traditional Culture in the Cross-Border Region

Regional History Museum “Academician Yordan Ivanov” – Kyustendil and Municipality of Kriva Palanka, FYR of Macedonia organize Festival of Traditional Culture in the Cross-Border Region Kyustendil – Kriva Palanka on 18 – 19 May 2013. Venue: Museum’s yard.

Programme, 18 May 2013

3.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m. The Games of Our Grandpas and Grandmas performed by children from Kyustendil and Kriva Palanka. Performances by children singer bands from Kyustendil and Kriva Palanka;
9.30 p.m – 10.30 p.m. Review-spectacle of traditional cloths from the border region.

Programme, 19 May 2013
1.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. Cross-border traditional cuisine exhibition;
3.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. Demonstration of traditional techniques for making textile decorations.



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Dimitar Peshev House Museum ...
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News Dimitar Peshev House Museum with renovated exhibition

On March 8, 2013 was officially opened the Dimitar Peshev House Museum renovated exhibition that retells about the saving of Bulgarian Jews from the death camps during the Second World War and about the merit of the Kyustendil citizens Dimitar Peshev, Asen Suychmezov, Vladimir Kurtev, Ivan Momchilov and Petar Mihalev.



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Regional History Museum “Academician Yordan Ivanov” ...
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News Regional History Museum “Academician Yordan Ivanov” presents the photo-documentary exhibition “Kyustendil and the First World War”. The exhibition is displayed at the Strimon exhibition hall situated in the museum yard. It was opened on 27th of November 2012.

The exhibition was elaborated within the cross-border project “Transforming the Lines of Division into a Point of Cohesion” of Municipality of Kyustendil (Bulgaria) and Municipality of Doyran (FYR of Macedonia) co-financed by European Union through the Bulgaria-FYR of Macedonia Cross-Border Programme, CCI number 2007CB16IPO007. Thematically, it presents separate moments of the numerous important events that took place in Kyustendil and of the soldiers’ lives at the Doyran front. The connection between the battlefield positions and the Headquarters in practice was possible due to the frequent meetings between General N. Zhekov and the staff and the commanders of the First Army and the Ninth Pleven Division – the generals Stefan Nerezov, Dimiter Geshov and Vladimir Vazov.



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Project Promotion Press Conference
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News On October 22nd, 2012 at 2.00 p.m. at the Conference Hall of the Kyustendil Regional History Museum was held a Press Conference for the promotion of the Project “Cultural Heritage of Our Ancestors – Spiritual Mainstay of Our Common European Future”, co-financed by the European Union through the Bulgaria – FYR of Macedonia IPA Cross-Border Programme 2007-2013 B, CCI ¹ 2007CB16IPO007 with ref. ¹ 2007CB16IPO007-2011-2-39; RD 02-29-71/23.07.2012. It was attended by the representatives of the both Project partners - Regional History Museum “Academician Yordan Ivanov” – Kyustendil and Municipality of Kriva Palanka. Official guests were the Mayor of the Municipality of Kriva Palanka Arsencho Aleksovski and the Deputy Mayor of Municipality of Kyustendil Rositsa Plachkova.


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Cross-Border Programme ....
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News The Regional History Museum "Academician Yordan Ivanov" – Kyustendil was awarded a grant after IPA Cross-Border Programme, Bulgaria – FYR of Macedonia, CCI Number 2007CB16IPO007 to implement the Project “Cultural Heritage of Our Ancestors – Spiritual Mainstay of Our Common European Future”. The duration of the project is 12 months and its commencement date is 24th of July 2012. It will be implemented jointly with the Municipality of Kriva Palanka in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia acting as the cross-border partner.

The Project activities are to be implemented in the both sides of the border including the following:

- archive documents examination and a mutual inquiry card model for the tangible and intangible cultural heritage development;

- undertaking complex terrain expeditions on the territory of the cross-border region Kyustendil – Kriva Palanka and development of data base on the tangible and intangible cross-border cultural heritage.

- preparation and organization of 2 two-day Festivals of traditional culture in Kyustendil and Kriva Palanka with review-spectacles of traditional garment, children’s holidays “The Games of Our Grandpas and Grandmas” and cross-border traditional cuisine exhibitions;

- organizing a two-day seminar “Borderless Cultural Heritage” in Kriva Palanka with the participation of experts from Bulgaria and FYR of Macedonia working in the field of Kyustendil – Kriva Palanka cross-border cultural heritage studying;

- elaboration and promotion of advertising information materials (cultural products);

- Elaboration and promotion of 2 photo exhibitions on the cross-border cultural heritage.

- project promotion and visibility actions.



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the European Museum, which took ...
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News The Regional History Museum – Kyustendil presented its experience in implementing international projects in the field of cultural heritage and museum activities on the International Conference about the United Europe and Its Cultural Heritage – the European Museum, which took place on 18th of June 2012 at the National Archeological Museum in Sofia under the patronage and with the support of H.E. Mrs. Judith Lang, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Hungary to Sofia, with the support of H.E. Leszek Hensley, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to Sofia, with the support of Dr. Todor Chobanov, Deputy Mayor of Sofia Municipality and Mrs. Violeta Stanicic, Head of the Information Bureau of the European Parliament in Bulgaria.


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Night of Museums, 19 May 2012, Saturday ...
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News Night of Museums, 19 May 2012, Saturday
Venue: Museum’s Yard
3.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.

♦ Art workshop
♦ Photo session with artistic and folklore garments and taking pictures in front of restored Thracian chariot

Venue: The Renaissance School
5.30 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.
Piano concert by Prof. Ventseslav Nikolov and his students from the National Musician Academy “Pancho Vladigerov” and presenting his book “Da byagame li?” at the Renaissance School



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Presents the ethnographic exhibition ...
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News Regional History Museum “Academician Yordan Ivanov” – Kyustendil presents the ethnographic exhibition “Jewelÿ – Bearers of Memory, Exquisiteness and Protection” at the exhibition hall of Ahmed Bey Mosque in the town of Kyustendil.


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Kyustendil Ethnographic Exhibition Is ...
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News Kyustendil Ethnographic Exhibition Is Visiting the Architectural Åthnographic Complex "Etar", Gabrovo

After being visited the town of Plovidiv in May 2011, the Ethnographic exhibition of the Regional History Museum in the town of Kyustendil is presented in the Architectural Åthnographic Complex "Etar" near the town of Gabrovo, which is first and the only one museum in situ in Bulgaria. The exhibition consists of traditional Bulgarian folklore childish, male and female garment from the region of Kyustendil worn in the 19th-20th c


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Prehistoric Thracia 6th – 3rd Millennium B.C. Exhibition ...
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News Prehistoric Thracia 6th – 3rd Millennium B.C. Exhibition is visiting the Regional History Museum in Kyustendil from April to September 2011

The joint exhibition of the museums in Stara Zagora, Yambol, Nova Zagora, Radnevo and Pazardzhik „Prehistoric Thracia 6th – 3rd Millennium B.C.” will be exposed at the Kyustendil Regional History Museum from April 2001 to September 2011. It is exhibited at the Ahmeb Bey Mosque Exhibition Hall situated closed to the Ancient Roman Therms in Kyustendil. The exhibition shows marvelous artifacts of the rich prehistoric collections of the five Bulgarian museums among which are the following distinguished vessels: the anthrop-zoomorphic vessel with the image of two human bodies – male and female from Starozagorski Minaralni Bani; the ceramic female figurine from the village of Sarnevo, Stara Zagora district; the richly decorated vessel with graphite and red coloured paint from the village of Yunatsite, Pazardzhik district; the unique collection of miniature vessels from the settlement mound near the village of Drama, Yambol district and lots of other interesting exhibits.



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The Cutlery – Tradition and Modern Times ...
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News The Cutlery – Tradition and Modern Times in the Gabrovo Region Exhibition is visiting the House Museum of Dimiter Peshev in Kyustendil

From 19th of March to the end of May 2011 the Etar Architectural-Ethnographic Complex in the town of Gabrovo visits the Kyustendil Regional History Museum with its exhibition devoted to the cutlery at the Gabrovo Region.
The town of Gabrovo with its vicinities is one of the most popular cutlery centers within the Bulgarian lands during the Bulgarian Renaissance. There are more than 150 types of different knives. The exhibition with its 19th century exhibits presents the peculiar tradition and succession in knives’ production within the region of Gabrovo. There are also different legends about the knife and the knife’s saint-patron St. Atanas presented. Through donations, buying and master contests organized at the Etar, today the Etar Museum possesses one of the biggest knife collections of contemporary Bulgarian masters in cutlery.



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The Dead Sea photo exhibition is ...
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News The Dead Sea photo exhibition is to be opened at the Kyustendil Museum

The Dead Sea photo exhibition is to be opened at the Dimiter Peshev House-Museum on the 15th of December 2010 at 4.30 pm. The exhibition reveals the beauty of the lowest part of the Earth in 20 pictures photographed by the Israel photographer Duby Tal.



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European Heritage Days ...
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News The Kyustendil Regional History Museum celebrates the European Heritage Days with the following events:
• Presentation of a documentary film at the Museum’s conference hall – 17th of September 2010, 1.15 pm
• Visiting cultural monuments in the town of Kyustendil with a guide: the Roman therms (2nd – 3rd c.), the medieval tower called “Pirgov Tower” (15th c.) and the “St. George” Medieval Church (11th c.). – starting from the Kyustendil Regional History Museum’s yard (55, Bulgaria Str.) at 2.00 pm on the 17th of September 2010.



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Proceedings of the Museum of History – Kyustendil ...
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News Proceedings of the Museum of History – Kyustendil, vol. XV and XVI

Volumes XV and XVI of the Proceedings of the Museum of History – Kyustendil came out. They comprise reports presented during the 6th International Symposium “Pautalia-Velbuzhd-Kyustendil and its Adjoining Territories” held on 11th – 13th of October 2007 in Kyustendil.

The event was dedicated to the one hundred anniversary of the Museum’s establishment. It was attended by 82 specialists from museums and scientific institutions within the country and abroad. The reports were presented in one Plenary meeting and four sections: Archeology, Ethnology, History and Science of Art.



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The Tel Aviv – Yafo Photo Exhibition
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News The Tel Aviv – Yafo Photo Exhibition at the House-Museum of Dimiter Peshev

For the third time the Embassy of Israel in Sofia is visiting the Kyustendil Regional History Museum with its exhibition arranged at the House-Museum of Dimiter Peshev. Its author Zvika Zelikovitch presents his native town through pictures in details displaying different places and moments of the town’s life. The exhibition created in 1999 for the 90th anniversary of the town’s establishment visits Bulgaria for the first time.


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A Hundred Exhibits of the National ...
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News “A Hundred Exhibits of the National Polytechnic Museum’s Collection”, June 15th, 2010

From the 15th of June to the 15th of December 2010 the exhibition “A Hundred Exhibits of the National Polytechnic Museum’s Collection” visits the Regional History Museum – Kyustendil. It is exposed at the exhibition hall of the Ahmed Bey Mosque and presents a part of the National Polytechnic Museum’s exhibits, whose number exceeds 22 000 pieces. They are grouped in several collections representing different techniques and technologies: time measuring, transport, photo and cinema technology, optics, sound recording and sound-reproductive technology, radio and television, calculation technology, musician mechanism, geodesic appliances, measuring technology, sewing machines, typewriting machines, physics instruments, communication technology. Among the most attractive are:



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From May 19th to May 31st 2010 ...
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News From May 19th to May 31st 2010 Kyustendil Regional History Museum is visiting the gallery of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” with its photo-documentary exhibition “Together along the Holy Places of the Osogovo Mountain” developed after the same name EU PHARE Project with ref. No BG2004/016-786.01.02.01.12. It presents a part of the rich culture historical heritage in Kyustendil region connected with monuments and object of cult dating back to the prehistory up to now-a-days, such as rock sanctuaries, early Christian monuments, holy springs, consecrated grounds, monasteries, churches, chapels, mosques, etc.


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The Museums Night ...
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News The Museums Night
Saturday, the 15th of May 2010
3:00 pm – 1:00 am



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The Numismatic Collection of the Regional Historical Museum at Kyustendil
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News A catalogue was published: The Numismatic Collection of the Regional Historical Museum at Kyustendil (Ancient Ulpia Pautalia). Part I: Greek, Thracian, Macedonian, Roman Republican and Roman Provincial Coins. The collection is the second volume of the Coin Collections and Coin Hoards from Bulgaria /CCCHBulg/. The first one includes the numismatic collections of the history museums of Lovech (ancient Melta) and Razgrad (ancient Abritus). What is essential for museum collections in Bulgaria is the fact that have been collecting their numismatic samples from the territory they were in charge of according the Bulgarian legislation. This means that the collections have been developed according chronological order and in this way they are presented in the issue. Firstly, the single coins are listed according to the order they were obtained in the museum’s fund and then come the collective coin hoards accompanied by brief information regarding their discovering and dating.
The authors of the present catalogue have the pleasure of announcing in volume two of the series CCCHBulg the publication for the first time of several exceptionally interesting monetary treasures discovered within the territory of today’s South-west Bulgaria that in the Roman times were administered by the city of Pautalia.


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THREE-DAY WORKSHOP AT KYUSTENDIL – June 16th – 18th, 2009
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News From 16th to 18th June 2009 Kyustendil Regional History Museum holds a three-day workshop on problems concerning the culture tourism development within the FYR Macedonia – Bulgaria cross-border region, distinguishing cross-border cultural tourism routes and on estimating the needs for further investments in tourist sector.
The workshop is a part of the Kyustendil History Museum project after Phare Neighbourhood Programme Sustainable Development Grant Scheme Bulgaria – FYR of Macedonia 2005 “Improving the Tourist Infrastructure in Kyustendil Region for Sustainable Cross-border Development” BG2005/017-456.01.11. Nine mounicipal coincillors from Municipality – City of Stip as representatives of the cross-border partner and the director of the Stip History Museum Zoran Chitkushev took part in the seminar representing the historical and economical development of the Stip region. Other Workshop participants were representatives of the Kyustendil Municipality and the District with Administrative Center – Kyustendil, project partners too, Nevestino Municipality, cultural institutions from Kyustendil, tourist travel agency, Kyustendil Tourism Council, etc.


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THREE-DAY WORKSHOP AT KYUSTENDIL – June 16th – 18th, 2009
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News From 16th to 18th June 2009 Kyustendil Regional History Museum holds a three-day workshop on problems concerning the culture tourism development within the FYR Macedonia – Bulgaria cross-border region, distinguishing cross-border cultural tourism routes and on estimating the needs for further investments in tourist sector.
The workshop is a part of the Kyustendil History Museum project after Phare Neighbourhood Programme Sustainable Development Grant Scheme Bulgaria – FYR of Macedonia 2005 “Improving the Tourist Infrastructure in Kyustendil Region for Sustainable Cross-border Development” BG2005/017-456.01.11. Nine mounicipal coincillors from Municipality – City of Stip as representatives of the cross-border partner and the director of the Stip History Museum Zoran Chitkushev took part in the seminar representing the historical and economical development of the Stip region. Other Workshop participants were representatives of the Kyustendil Municipality and the District with Administrative Center – Kyustendil, project partners too, Nevestino Municipality, cultural institutions from Kyustendil, tourist travel agency, Kyustendil Tourism Council, etc.


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“Maiden Village – Dissolute City” ...
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News “Maiden Village – Dissolute City” Exhibition – March 10th, 2009, 6.00 p.m. – the Hall of House-museum “Dimiter Peshev”

Ruse Regional History Museum visits Kyustendil with its exhibition “Village Maiden – City Dissolute”. It presents images of Bulgarian erotic in traditional and modern area. It emphasizes on emblematic topics of Bulgarian rites such as Wedding, German (rite for rain), Kukove and Dzhamal (masquerades), which represent the erotic as a potential and an opportunity for ensuring prosperity from nature, as well as on popular persons – the most famous lovers and love couples, the most famous sexual symbols, love affairs from the Modern Time.


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VII Regional Archeological Meeting – Kyustendil ...
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News VII Regional Archeological Meeting – Kyustendil, February 14th – 15th, 2009

On February 14th /Archeologist’s Day/ 2009, at 1.30 pm at the Conference Hall of Regional History Museum – Kyustendil the VII Regional meeting of the archeologists from Southwestern Bulgaria will be opened.


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December 10th, 2008
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News “Congresses and Programme Documents after 1878 on the History and Culture of the Bulgarian Territories under Foreign Domination” – collection of reports presented during International Conference held in Kyustendil on 14th – 15th of December 2007 came out.


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December 10th, 2008
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News The monograph “Macedonia in the Railway Policy of Bulgaria (1878 – 1917) by Angel Dzhonev came out. It is published by the Regional History Museum – Kyustendil with the financial support of Kyustendil Municipality.


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Holy Places in Kyustendil District
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News “The district of Kyustendil impresses with its unique nature, fertile land, flushing healing thermal springs. Important road arteries cross here and the picturesque valley of Struma River that runs across the whole region from North to South and the territories along its fast streaming feeders, which rise from softly rounded forest eminences of the Osogovo Mountain and the imposing Rila, are covered with numerous monuments of culture from all historic epochs...” – it is just a part of the introductory text of the new thematic internet site of the Regional History Museum “Academician Jordan Ivanov” developed after Project “Together along the Holy Places of the Osogovo Mountain” and financed by EU PHARE Neighbourhood Programme Bulgaria – FYR of Macedonia 2004 - BG 2004/016-786.01.02.01.


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Summer in Museum – July 24th – September 10th, 2008
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News Within the annual town event “Kyustendil Summer” the Kyustendil Regional History Museum and Partners – Kyustendil Association organize “Summer in Museum”. The activity aims at increasing the knowledge and capacity of a wide group of citizens and town guests about the dance folklore of the region and of the country, about the region’s traditional habits, culture, costumes, as well as increasing the public interest and awareness about the cultural and historical values of the region.


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Proceedings of the Museum of History – Kyustendil, vol. XIII and XIV
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News Volumes XIII and XIV of the Proceedings of the Museum of History – Kyustendil came out. They comprise reports presented during the 5th International Symposium “Pautalia-Velbuzhd-Kyustendil and its Adjoining Territories” held on 5th - 7th of October 2006 in Kyustendil.


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XV Jubilee Scientific Conference ...
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News History Faculty at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Regional History Museum “Academician Yordan Ivanov” – Kyustendil and “IF-94” Cooperation organize XV Jubilee Scientific Conference – Kyustendil Readings after the motto “Conspiracy and Coup D’etats in History”. The readings will be held in sections distributed in the two museum halls at 55 Bulgaria St.


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New Numismatic Exhibition ...
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News New numismatic exhibition of Regional History Museum – Kyustendil was opened on 17th of May 2008 in the occasion of the International Museums Day – May 18th. It is arranged at the Asklepius exhibition hall (55 Bulgaria St.) and presents a significant part of the museum’s numismatic wealth. There are exposed silver and bronze coins of Macedonian kings, of several Balkan and Asia Minor ancient polises, (5th – 2nd century BC), Roman republican denarii and coins minted during the period of the Roman Empire (1st – 5th century). Roman provincial coins issued by the governments of number of cities within the territory of the Roman Empire, which represent local special features, events, persons, architectural monuments, are pretty particular in their peculiarity and uniqueness. The exhibition contains also coins from Middle Ages – copper and warped coins – from Byzantium and Bulgaria, Venetian silver coins and Ducati. A part of the numismatic collection of coins from Late Middle Ages and Bulgarian Renaissance Epoch is presented too - silver thalers of Western European rulers and cities and Ottoman coins.


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On May 17th all museum’s ...
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News On May 17th all museum’s exhibitions will be opened freely with the following working time:


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May 17th, 2008 – The Night of Museums
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News Regional History Museum – Kyustendil invites citizens and guests of the town to the following events in the Night of Museums – 17th of May, 2008


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Brought into use new fee prices in visiting museum’s expositions ...
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News According the issued on February 14th, 2008 by Municipality Council of Kyustendil under No. 35 Regulations on Assigning of Local Fees and Costs of Services on the Territory of Kyustendil Municipality, which is available since February 22nd 2008, Regional History Museum “Academician Jordan Ivanov” brought into use new fee prices in visiting museum’s expositions:


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On 15th of November 2007 ...
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News On 15th of November 2007 started a Project of Italian organization EURO INNOVANET after LLP-Leonardo Da Vinci Programme (2007-2010), LLP-LDV/TOI/07/IT/016. the Project is funded by European Commission and is implemented in a partnership between eight organizations from Italia, Romania and Bulgaria - EURO INNOVANET (Project Co-ordinator); City of Rome; Pitigliano Museum; Ce.Ri.S. Centro Ricerche Sociali Soc.Coop. a.r l.; Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu; Banat Museum, Timisoara; Culture Animi Foundation, Sofia; Regional History Museum “Academician Jordan Ivanov”, town of Kyustendil. Project Associates from Bulgaria are also Regional History Museum, Ruse and Archeological Museum, Veliko Turnovo.


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March 19th, 2008 ...
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News March 19th, 2008 – Opening of ethnographic exhibition “Home – The Sacred Place of Bulgarians”


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March 11th, 2008 ...
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News March 11th, 2008 – Opening of exhibition of costumes, requisites and weapons from popular Bulgarian movies.


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February 19th, 2008 ...
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News Kyustendil Regional History Museum is visiting the town of Bosilegrad, Serbia, with the exhibition “Congresses and Programme Documents after 1878 on History and Culture of the Bulgarian Lands under Foreign Power”. The opening, which is taking place on February 19th, 2008 at the Cultural Information Center, is devoted to the anniversary of Vasil Levski Hanging and to the 130 anniversary of the Liberation of Bulgaria. It is going to be exposed for two months.


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On December 20th, 2007 ...
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News On December 20th, 2007 at “Strimon” hall of the Kyustendil Regional History Museum, situated opposite “Velbuzhd” Hotel, was opened a photo-documentary exhibition after the motto “Cultural Boundless Heritage”. The rich photo material arranged upon 30 exhibition boards present cult monuments of culture dating from Prehistory to Modern Times – rock niches, circles, hollows, sacred shrines and sanctuaries, churches and chapels, situated on the territory of the municipalities of Kyustendil, Nevestino, Boboshevo, Rila and Kocherinovo.


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December 15th, 2007 - 2.00 p.m. ...
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News December 15th, 2007 - 2.00 p.m.
Presentation of Bio-bibliography of Docent Dr. Zheko Popov – electronic and traditional form - jointly with the Regional Library “Emanuil Popdimitrov” – Kyustendil.


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December 14th, 2007 – 7.00 p.m. ...
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News December 14th, 2007 – 7.00 p.m.


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On 14 – 15 December, 2007 ...
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News On 14 – 15 December, 2007 at the Conference Hall of Kyustendil Regional History Museum will be held the International Scientific Conference dedicated to 110 anniversary of the first published programme documents of the Bulgarian Macedonian and Adrianople revolutionary committees and to 100 anniversary of the Kyustendil Congress of IMARO.


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December 14th, 2007 at 1.00 p.m. ...
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News Opening of joint exhibition with the History Institute at Bulgarian Academy of Science: “Programme Documents about the Bulgarian National Liberation Movement after 1878”.


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December 13th, 2007 /Thursday/ at 4.00 pm ...
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News December 13th, 2007 /Thursday/ at 4.00 pm at House Museum “Dimiter Peshev” will be opened a joint exhibition with the “Archives” State Agency: “110 Years Bulgarian Diplomatic Representation in Bitolya”.


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Opening of photo-documentary exhibition “Cultural Boundless Heritage”
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News On November 19th, 2007 in the town of Kratovo, Republic of Macedonia, Regional History Museum – Kyustendil opened a photo-documentary exhibition after the motto “Cultural Boundless Heritage”.


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VI International Symposium ...
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News VI International Symposium “Pautalia – Velbuzhd – Kyusyendil and Their Adjoining Territories” – 11 – 13 October 2007.

Regional History Museum “Academician Jordan Ivanov” – Kyustendil, Ministry of Culture Department “Museum, Galleries, Arts” and Kyustendil Municipality organize VI International Symposium “Pautalia – Velbuzhd – Kyusyendil and Their Adjoining Territories”. The scientific event is dedicated to 110 anniversary of museum instittution establishment in the town of Kyustendil /November 3rd, 1897/.


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Photo exhibition – opening – July 2nd...
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News Photo exhibition – opening – July 2nd, 2007 at 5.30 p.m.

Citizens and guests of the town of Kyustendil will be able to see a photo exhibition of the famous photographer Zafer Galibov. The exhibition comprises photos taken in Israel and will be exposed in the House-museum of “Dimiter Peshev”.


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XIV Scientific Conference ...
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News XIV Scientific Conference with International Participation - 1st - 3rd June, 2007

History Faculty at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and Kyustendil Regional History Museum organize XIV SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION “TOGETHER OR APART. EUROPE OF UNITS, PERSONS AND REGIONS”, which will be opened at 1.45 o’clock p.m. on June 1st, 2007 at the conference hall of the Kyustendil Regional History Museum. The sessions will continue in sections: New History 15th - 19th Century, Ethnology (1st of June), Ancient Times, Middle Ages, New and Modern History (2nd of June).


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On May 18th, International Museum Day ...
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News On May 18th, International Museum Day, Regional History Museum will join the Long Night of Museums with the following events:


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On 19th of March 2007, at 4 p.m will be opened ...
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News On 19th of March 2007, at 4 p.m will be opened an ethnographic exposition “The Birth of Bread and the Winter Evenings of Bulgarians”. The exposition is arranged in the “Strimon” hall of the Kyustendil Regional History Museum (across Velbuzhd hotel).


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Invitation for Participation in an International Symposium
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News Dear Colleague,

Kystendil Municipality, Regional History Museum “Academic Jordan Ivanov” – town of Kyustendil and Museums, Galleries and Arts Department at the Ministry of Culture invite you to take part in the 6th International Symposium “Pautalia – Velbuzhd - Kyustendil and their Adjoining Territories throughout the Centuries” dedicated to 110 anniversary since the establishment of History Museum in the town of Kyustendil (November 3rd, 1897).


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VI Regional Archeological Conference – Kyustendil
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News VI Regional Archeological Conference – Kyustendil, February 14th – 15th, 2007

The 1st Regional Archeological Conference was held in Kyustendil in 2002 under the initiative of the Regional History Museum – Kyustendil and since then it is organized annually.


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During 2006 the museum officially presented ...
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News During 2006 the museum officially presented two its issues that were printed in the end of 2005: Katsarova V. Pautalia and its Territory I-VI Century. V.Turnovo, 2005 and Keremidarska E. Holiday and Workday in Kyustendil District – end of 19th – middle of 20th century. Kyustendil, 2005.


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In connection with ...
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News In connection with the announced by Minister of Culture Days of Open Doors on the occasion of Bulgaria Joining to the European Union, on January 10th the museum expositions of the Regional History Museum Kyustendil can be visited freely.


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December 8th, 2006 Regional History Museum – Kyustendil ...
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News Regional History Museum – Kyustendil was awarded for financing by EU PHARE after it had applied after Neighbourhood Programme 2004 between Bulgaria and FYR of Macedonia BG 2004/016-786.01.02 - Joint Small Projects Fund “Together along the Holy Places of Osogovo Mountain”.


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During 2006 Regional History Museum – Kyustendil ...
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News During 2006 Regional History Museum – Kyustendil developed three own projects for cross-border collaboration for financing by EU PHARE Programme of the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works in Bulgaria:


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Volume 12 of Proceeding of the Museum of History Kyustendil came out.
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News Volume 12 of Proceeding of the Museum of History Kyustendil came out.
It comprises reports of the 3rd and 4th Archeological Conferences held in 2004 and 2005 in the towns of Stroumiany and Blagoevgrad.



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October 31 2006
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News October 31, 5 PM - Art Gallery "Vladimir Dimitrov - the Master" - opening of an exhibition of manuscripts from the funds of the Regional History Museum, State Archives and Regional Library, Kyustendil under the motto "From Manuscripts to Yakov Kraikov Book of Hours". The exhibition is dedicated to the Leaders of the Bulgarian National Day, November 1st.


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NEW ARCHEOLOGICAL EXHIBITION
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News NEW ARCHEOLOGICAL EXHIBITION – “ASKLEPIUS” HALL AT THE KYUSTENDIL REGIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM

Since October 5th visitors and citizens of Kyustendil can visit a new archeological exhibition of the Kyustendil Regional History Museum which will be arranged at the exhibition hall “Asklepius” situated in the museum yard (opposite the “Vebuzhd” hotel”. The exhibition will be opened at 6.30 PM.



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OCTOBER 5th – 7th, 2006
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News OCTOBER 5th – 7th, 2006 - FIFTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
“PAUTALIA – VELBUZHD – KYUSTENDIL AND THEIR ADJACENT TERRITORIES"

From 5th to 7th of October, 2006 Regional History Museum “Academician Jordan Ivanov” together with the Ministry of Culture – Department “Museums, Galleries, Arts” and Municipality of Kyustendil organize Fifth International Symposium
“Pautalia – Velbuzhd – Kyustendil and Their Adjacent Territories".


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100 YEARS OF SYSTEMATIC ARCHEOLOGICAL EXCAVATIONS
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News 100 YEARS OF SYSTEMATIC ARCHEOLOGICAL EXCAVATIONS IN THE TOWN OF KYUSTENDIL.

For the first time detailed and systematic archeological research in the region was made by the famous Bulgarian scholar Academician Jordan Ivanov, born in Kyustendil.


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1900 YEARS PAUTALIA – VELBUZHD – KYUSTENDIL
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News 1900 YEARS PAUTALIA – VELBUZHD – KYUSTENDIL

In 106 in the center of the Thracian settlement Denteletika the Roman emperor Traian (98-117) established the bases of the present town of Kyustendil, the old Thracian -Roman town of Pautalia, which means “spring town”.


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The collection “Kyustendil Readings 2003-2004”
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News The collection “Kyustendil Readings 2003-2004”, an issue of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” – History Faculty and Kyustendil Regional History Museum, was published. It includes scientific reports, read at the conferences “Saviors and Saved in History” (Kyustendil, 2003) and “The National and the Regional in History” (Kyustendil, 2004).


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XIII INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE
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News Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and Kyustendil Regional History Museum organize XIII INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE “ETHNIC GROUPS AND LIVING TOGETHER IN EUROPEAN HISTORY” – KYUSTENDIL, JUNE 2-4, 2006.
The conference will be opened at 2.45 o’clock p.m. on June 2, 2006 at the conference hall of the Kyustendil Regional History Museum.
At 6.45 o’clock p.m. will be presented the monographs of Professor Dimitar Gotsev “Macedonian Intelligence in the Period of 1911-1941” and of Docent Dr. Veselin Yanchev “Army, Social Order and Interior Security. The Bulgarian Experience 1878-1912”.


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May 5th, 2006, 4 o’clock PM at the hall of Ahmed Bey mosque will be opened .....
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News May 5th, 2006, 4 o’clock PM at the hall of Ahmed Bey mosque will be opened a visiting exhibition “Minerals – The Unfadable Flowers of Nature” of the Earth and Man National Museum, Sofia.The Permanent exhibition shows about 200 mineral samples separated in four thematic collections:


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The volume XI of “Proceeding of the Museum of History Kyustendil” came out.
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News It comprises of reports of a Plenary meeting, sections New and Modern history and Ethnology made during the IV International Symposium “Pautalia – Velbuzhd – Kyustendil and their Adjoining Territories” held on 2nd –4th of October 2003.


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The collection “Hundred Years since the Rila Congress of IMARO. History and Cont
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News It comprises materials from the scientific conference held on 29th -30th of September 2005 in Blagoevgrad and dedicated to the one hundred anniversary of the Rila congress of the Internal Macedonian Adrianople Revolutionary Organization.


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March 20th, 2006 at 4 o`clock pm at the conference hall.
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News Today, March 20th, 2006 at 4 o`clock pm at the conference hall of the Regional Historic Museum - Kyustendil, 55 Bulgaria Str., will be presented c.r.w. Dr. Ekaterina Keremidarska's monograph "Holiday and workday in Kyustendil region".



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March 17th, 2006 - numismatic exhibition.
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News Today, March 17th, 2006 at 5.15 o`clock pm at the mosque "Ahmed Bey" will be opened a numismatic exhibition.



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Mart 7, 2006 was presented Veselka Katsarova`s book “Pautalia and its territory
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News Mart 7, 2006 was presented Veselka Katsarova`s book “Pautalia and its territory in 1st – 6th century” a joint issue of the Regional Historic museum – Kyustendil and the Archeological Institute with a museum of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences


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February 2006 was published vol. XI of the “Proceeding of The Museum of History
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News February 2006 was published vol. XI of the “Proceeding of The Museum of History Kyustendil”


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New taxes for visitors!
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News New taxes are available since March 1, 2006 for a visit to the expositions of the Regional Historic museum – Kyustendil.


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Proceedings of Historical museum of Kyustendil - Vol. 10
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News On November 12 “Proceedings of Historical museum of Kyustendil” vol.10 was printed. It contains reports from plenary session, sections Archaeology, Medieval Period and Revival Period, from 4th international symposia “Pautalia-Velbuzhd-Kyustendil”, held on October 2-4 2003.




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