Rousse Regional Museum of History
"All that I experienced afterwards had already been in Roustchouk". Elias Canetti
Museum exhibition fair (MEF)

November 27th – 29th, 2013, Rousse

November 27th, Wednesday

Theater Complex, Svoboda Square
15.00 Registration: lobby of “Europe” Hall, Theater Complex
15.30 - 17.00 Museums in Action
“Europe” Hall, Theater Complex, Svoboda Square
American Research Center
Emil Nankov, PhD - American Research Center in Sofia (ARCS) - Projects for Site Preservation and Museum Enhancement in Bulgaria, 2009-2013: Results and Perspectives.
Prof. Georgi Atanasov, Silistra Regional Museum of History – “Revival of the Ancient Durostorum at the Silistra Museum of Archaeology”.
Lilyana Lipcheva, Education Museum at the Varna Regional Museum of History – “A Museum for Young and Old”.
Radostina Encheva, Balchik Museum of History – “Conservation, restoration and exhibition of stone architectural details and artifacts from the Temple of the Pntic mother of the Gods at the Greek colony of Dionysopolis”.
Valentina Taneva, Septemvri Museum of Archaeology – “The “Pistiros” Exhibition Hall: presentation and socialization of cultural artifacts”.
Assoc. Prof. Nikolay Nenov, PhD, Rousse Regional Museum of History – The Danube Limes in Northeastern Bulgaria.
Assoc. Prof. Svetla Dimitrova, PhD – Stara Zagora Regional Museum of History – The INSIDDE Project.
17.30 Discussion
18.00, Theater Complex, lobby – “Queen Maria of Romania – History and Fate”, exhibition, National Cotroceni Museum, Romania. The initiative is part of the “Days of the Romanian Culture” – November 27-29, Rousse, dedicated to the candidacy of the Rousse-Giurgiu Euroregion for European Capital of Culture in 2019. Organizers – District Government, Municipality of Rousse, “Euroregion Danubius” Association, “Prof. Veselin Stoyanov” National School of Arts, “Sofia Film Fest” IFF and “Sava Ognyanov” Dramatic Theater.
18.30 Opening of the exhibition “The Bulgarian Medieval costume”, Kalina Atanasova, “Cherven” Hall, first floor, Museum of History
19.00 Opening of the exhibition “Bulgarian Traditional Adornments”, Plovdiv Regional Museum of Ethnography, second floor, Museum of History
19.30 A glass of wine at the museum 
Presentation of media products – computer interactive games for the Ecomuseum and the Museum of History: “The World of the Mammoths”, “A Marsh Ecosystem” and video: “Life Among the Rocks”, 7 min., “A World of Spiritual Traditions”, 15 min., “The Deer”, 7 min., “Cherven – the Town on the Rocks”, 3 min., by the “Development of cultural-historical attractions in an urban historical assemble”, OPRD – Municipality of Rousse.

November 28th, Thursday

“Europe” Hall, Theater Complex, Svoboda Square
09.30 Opening and official speeches
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria
Mr. Plamen Stoilov, Mayor of the Municipality of Rousse
“Bulgarian Museums” Association
10.00 - 12.30 First Work Session
Presentations and discussions with key participants and experts
Prof. Norman Palmer, CBE QC, United Kingdom - Giving and Lending to Museums in the Global Enterprise Society.  Legal, Ethical, Intellectual and Sentimental Values
Irina Oberlander-Tarnoveanu – CIMEC, Bucharest - Museums, Internet and Social Media: Spreading the Word in a New Way.
Dr. Wolfgang Oppelt, Bonn, Germany – Development of concepts for a museum
12.30 Discussion
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch break
14.30 Second Work Session
“Europe” Hall, Theater Complex
The Museums at the European Capital of Culture 2019 Project
Mr. Strahil Karapchanski, Deputy Mayor, Municipality of Rousse
Prof. Valentin Pletnyov, Varna Regional Museum of History
Severina Yorgova, Shumen Regional Museum of History
Dr. Nadezhda Kirova-Yovcheva, Sofia Museum of History
Krasimira Cholakova, Gabrovo Regional Museum of History
Assoc. Prof. Nikolay Nenov, PhD, Rousse Regional Museum of History
Milen Nikolov, Burgas Regional Museum of History
Irena Ivanova, Tatyana Yordanova, “Ancient Plovdiv” Municipal Institute

16.00 Coffee break
16.30 – 18.00 Third Work Session
Opportunities for Mobility of the Museum Collections
Multimedia, discussion and negotiations
Grozdelina Georgieva-Savatinova, Plovdiv Regional Museum of Ethnography – “The Fashion à la française”
Boryana Mateva Isperih Museum of History – “Exhibitions of the Isperih Museum of History”
Snezhana Yoveva, Expert on international cooperation, European programs and projects, “13 Centuries Bulgaria” Fund – “River of Tolerance”.
Maria Todorova, Rousse Art Gallery - “Collection of Foreign Graphics”
Todor Petev, “My Museum” Foundation – approaches towards the museums.
Kalina Atanasova – Calendar of the historical reenactments.
Chavdar Nachev, The “Earth and Man” Museum – “The “Earth and Man” National Museum – Message and travelling exhibitions”.
Marieta Staneva, National Military Museum, Sofia – The exhibition “The Weaponry of Freedom” – the personal weapons of the activists of the national-liberation movement.
Blagovesta Bozhinova, Rositsa Bineva, “Etar” Architecture-ethnographic complex – Gabrovo – “The “Find what you can do” Museum children’s section is visiting you”.
Rumen Kuzov, Retro-Art Rousse - “Rousse Retro Guide”
Valentin Georgiev, Scientific Archive, BAS – “The Scientific Archive of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences – Mobile Exhibitions”
18.00 Discussion
18.30 News from the Association of the Museums in Bulgaria, Boris Hadzhiiski.

November 29, Friday

09.30 Visit at Svishtov – the Ancient Novae – “The Heart of the Legion” Project, “Aleko Konstantinov” House presents (Aleko’s heart).

Ministry of Culture, Rousse Regional Museum of History
Municipality of Rousse, Friends of the Museum Association, European Spaces Association
“Friends of the Museums” Clubs Association, “Bulgarian Museum” Association, Association of conservator-restorers in Bulgaria, Svishtov Museum of History, Rousse Tourist Information Center, Arena Media – Rousse