New Acquisitions – Temporary Exhibition
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EXHIBITION - New Acquisitions – June 01-30. The new acquisitions will be presented on June 19!
Traditionally, on June 19 - the Day of the Benefactor of Earth and Man National Museum, a temporary exhibition opens, which presents the new acquisitions from the previous year.
The highlight this year is the large collection of precious and decorative stones donated by 13 Centuries of Bulgaria National Endowment Fund.
Thanks to this, the Precious Stones Exhibition of the museum was enriched with vases of charoite and jade; faceted amethyst and citrine; jewelry with diamond, ruby, sapphire, mountain crystal, carnelian, chrysoprase, etc. The exhibition was opened on June 19, 2017, and presents donations of minerals and raw materials, as well as exhibits found during field studies carried by the museum's specialists.
IN THE EXHIBITION, APART FROM THE MINERALS, YOU CAN SEE THE ORIGINAL LETTER OF THE FIRST BULGARIAN GEOLOGIST PROF. GEORGI ZLATARSKI (1883), FIELD DESCRIPTIONS (1912) AND THE PERSONAL ALTIMETER (ALTITUDE MEASURING INSTRUMENT) OF PROF. GEORGI BONCHEV, DONATED TO THE MUSEUM BY Assoc. Prof. RUSLAN KOSTOV.
You will also be able to see: tourmaline with lepidolite from Mozambique donated by Alexander Dikov; manganese nodules from the Atlantic Ocean donated by Valkana Stoyanova; a prototype of Sofia's yellow cobblestones donated by their creator L. Lakov from the Institute of Metal Science at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; cave formations; author's samples of rare mineral species from all over the world donated by the discoverer of minerals Igor Pekov; silicified plant remains (320 million years old), etc.
Collections from the unique ancient mines of Laurion, Greece, and from various mineral deposits in Bulgaria are also displayed.Ticket-only event