The sacred space of religious culture and folk art in the Bulgarian lands in the XNUMXth–XNUMXth centuries. List of all temporary exhibitionsThe sacred space of religious culture and folk art in the Bulgarian lands in the XNUMXth–XNUMXth centuries.Time is with us. Jubilee exhibition 50 years National History MuseumA story about the war To Exposition and exhibitions Plan a visit The exposition shows unique examples of Christian and folk art, united by the faith and creative spirit of Bulgarians during the century-long period of missing statehood and freedom. General views hall General views hall General views hall The exhibition reveals the diversity of an era during which the long farewell of Bulgarian society to the Middle Ages took place and the foundations of modern culture were laid at the end of the Renaissance period. During the XNUMXth - XNUMXth centuries, the Bulgarians lived under the conditions of foreign ethnic and religious rule, they were deprived of statehood, of a political and cultural elite. The only consolidating force in society remains the Christian religion, complemented by popular culture. They become the basis of the spiritual life of the Bulgarian society and enriching each other, they become guardians and bearers of the collective memory. Read the whole text Through the exposed icons, manuscripts and church utensils, the process of the gradual rapprochement of the canonically organized and self-contained system, such as the church, with folk creativity is traced. And in the displayed examples of folk art such as ornaments (pafti, tepelaks, amulets), embroidery, pavuri, sahani, etc., the reflection of the religious beliefs and mythological ideas of the population is clearly visible. The exhibited fabrics, ornaments, clothing items and household items reveal the vitality and aesthetic sense of the Bulgarians. The exposition includes icon-painting works by prominent representatives of the Samokov, Trevne, Ban and Debar art schools. Valuable examples of church utensils and liturgical books are presented - gospels, psalters, minae, etc. Visitors can also see manuscripts and early printed books with an extraordinary influence on the formation of national ideas and the preservation of historical memory. Such are History of Slavonic Bulgaria (Paisieva Belova) from the XNUMXth century, the stories of Hristaki Pavlovich and Gavril Krastevich, valuable examples of Damskinar and apocryphal literature. The project was carried out by a team of NIM, in cooperation with the Center for Slavic-Byzantine Studies "Prof. Ivan Duychev" at the Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" and with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture. General views hall Fitting of Gospel. XIV century (XVII century) Silver with gilding, enamel, engraving. 33.5 x 23 x 9 cm. Repository. 1630 Monastery "St. Virgin of Kosinitsa", Greece. Silver alloy with gold plating. 26.5 x 19 x 6.5 cm. Cross. XVII century Miniature carving, silver, gilt, filigree, cellular enamel, colored glass, semi-precious stones. 20 x 13 cm. Cross. 1786 Monastery "St. Virgin of Kosinitsa", Greece. Silver with gilding, colored glass, coral, cellular enamel, filigree. 57 x 23 cm. Omophorus. 1612 Silk, appliqués, tinsel, pearls, tassels with metal buttons. 385 x 30.5 cm. Candle lamp. 1776 Silver. 68 cm. Gift vault, silver. Icon. St. Mother of God, St. Demetrius and St. Hierotheus. XIV century (XVII – XVIII centuries) Wood, tempera with gilding. 98 x 93.5 x 3 cm. Disco. 1644 Bachkovo Monastery. Silver with gilding, enamel, colored stones. Altar doors. XVI century Wood carving, tempera with gilding. 131.5 x 70 cm. Mithras. The end of the XVII, the beginning of the XVIII century. Venice, Italy. Gold, silver, precious stones, multicolored enamels, filigree, granulation. Vial for water world. 1779, 1787 Monastery "St. Virgin of Kosinitsa", Greece. Silver with gilding. 32 cm x 27.5 cm.