With funding from OPRG in Burgas, the Ethnographic Museum will be restored and a craft street will be built

With funding from OPRG in Burgas, the Ethnographic Museum will be restored and a craft street will be built

30 Mar 2021 | 16:50

The Municipality of Burgas will carry out conservation and restoration activities in the building of the Ethnographic Museum and will build a "street of crafts" in its adjacent yard with funding from the Operational Programme "Regions in Growth" 2014-2020 managed by the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works.

Today the Managing Authority of the programme approved the project "Path of cultural and historical values over the centuries", in which BGN 1.6 million will be invested. Of this BGN 1.3 million is grants, BGN 214 thousand - funding from financial instrument under OPRG 2014-2020 and BGN 137 thousand own financing.

The project activities include landscaping and construction of Aleko Konstantinov Street, which will become a place for craftsmen. Construction and installation works related to conservation and restoration of the building of the Ethnographic Complex - Regional History Museum - Burgas with the adjacent yard and the delineation of shared cultural spaces in the open will be performed. Thus, an ethnographic ensemble of crafts will be built and a single area for arts and local traditions and customs with a common character and spirit will be established. The project will contribute to increasing the competitiveness of local craftsmen and artists and will increase the attractiveness of tourist routes in the city, creating new attractions for year-round visits.

The Ethnographic Museum is the largest of its kind in Southeastern Bulgaria and is a preferred location for anyone wishing to learn more about traditional Bulgarian life and culture. In the yard with a garden are held many folklore performances, children's schools, concerts and restorations of customs. It is housed in an old building in the city center, behind the cathedral "St. St. Cyril and Methodius”and constitutes the historical core of Burgas together with the adjacent square, the school and the neighboring streets. It was built in 1873 by the famous mayor of Burgas Dimitar Brakalov. It houses the main ethnographic exhibition, established in 1981.

The implementation of the project will improve the conditions for access to the cultural life of the municipality of Burgas by promoting the development and promotion of folklore, arts and crafts typical for the region.