The prestigious Herder Prize of the first Bulgarian to be awarded this high distinction is a central exhibit in the exhibition "Knight in Life and Science", which you can view at the National History Museum.

The exposition is organized on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the birth of the great Bulgarian ethnographer and folklorist Hristo Vakarelski (1896 – 1979), who received the award in 1965, presented to him at a special ceremony at the University of Vienna.
The exhibition "Knight in Life and Science" includes documents, photos, orders, medals, books and paintings, personal belongings of Hristo Vakarelski, many of which are being shown for the first time. This is a representative part of the large donation made to the National History Museum in 1996 by his son Toma Vakarelski and the scientist's daughter Donka Vakarelska-Chobanska.

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