Ethnographic Museum - Plovdiv
Ethnographic Museum in Plovdiv is located in the center of old town. It is the second largest ethnographic museum in Bulgaria. The museum was founded in 1917. Its founder is Stayu Shishkov, a prominent teacher, journalist and researcher. Initially the collection consisted of about 500 exhibits and is housed in the National Library of Plovdiv. Several years later the collection was separated and accepts the status of the Ethnographic Museum. Host of the museum is a beautiful house with a typical National Revival architecture, built in 1847. This unique house has been declared a cultural monument of national importance. The imposing building has four floors, has two spacious halls and twelve rooms with unique carved ceilings. The museum exposition is divided into several separate sections, presents the life, habits and traditions of indigenous peoples from the Renaissance period. Here you can see carpets, folk costumes, folk instruments and clothing, and tools. You will learn about typical for the area crafts, architecture and interiors. Weaving, sewing, making bagpipes and Goldsmith are just some of the crafts that contribute to the rapid development of the city of Plovdiv as well as from an economic perspective and the cultural level. Here is presented and tracked economic and spiritual prosperity of the city from the Renaissance to the days of capitalism. Nowadays one of the main objectives of the Ethnographic Museum is to preserve and expand the exposure that introduces us to the urban culture of the ancient Plovdiv. Ethnographic Museum is hosting an honor and an active organizer of exhibitions and thematic shows, traditional festivals and book promotions.