Exhibition 'The Museum - Unexpected, Open, Shared'
The National Museum of Military History (NMMH) contains more than one million objects from Bulgarian and European military history. In 2019 Plovdiv residents and guests of the city will be able to see some of the most surprising, little known or funny artefacts from the collections of the NMMH and the Veliko Tarnovo Museum of History.
The project will be stageing an interactive exposition that offers audiences an opportunity to create their own versions of history. Visitors can also join the work of museum experts and, using their own, purely human look at museum exhibits, discover the unexpected perspectives that the analysis of history produces.
Exhibition 'The Museum - Unexpected, Open, Shared' - 30 May - 14 July 2019
When: May 30 – July 14 2019
Where: Plovdiv, 76, Osvobozhdenie Blvd.
Open: Wednesday through Sunday, 11 to 19
Admission: Children under 7 – free
Pupils, students, elderly – 2 BGN
Adults – 4 BGN
Facebook event here.
This is an unusual exhibition, in which interpretation of history transforms perspectives on museums. Whereas in the past the museum dictated the grand narrative of history illustrated through a rich collection of artifacts, today a solitary exhibit conveys a multitude of diverse histories. Presented provocatively, the exhibits will reveal the limits of our own perceptions and tolerance; will challenge us to become creators or to observe from the sidebar; will surprise, and ultimately help us to understand ourselves, and the world around us, better.
In this exhibition, visitors chose for themselves whether to follow dogmatic notions on cultural heritage, or to consider it opportunity to interpret differently times and events. The unexpected show merits an unexpected venue – one with ambition to establish itself as a new attractive space for culture for Plovdiv: the building at 76, Osvobozhdenie Blvd, where the Aviation Museum will move in soon.
Photo Gallery credits © Milena Ivanova
The project is a National Museum of Military History production.