Lubava Konova, PhD

editor and chief editor in the department "History of the Bulgarian Lands in Antiquity" and "Archaeology"

From 1989 until now – Curator and Chief curator in the “History of the Bulgarian Lands in Antiquity” Department and in “Archaeology” Department at the National Museum of History (NMH)
1988 – 1989 – tour guide, NMH

Education and additional qualifications:
2013 – Doctorate in History and Archaeology (Institute for Balkan Studies – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences) (IBST-BAS), doctoral thesis on “Gods and Rites in Apollonia Pontica”
2000 - Specialization “Museum Management Technology” (Museology), National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan, 5 months
1988 – Master’s degree, specialized in “Ancient and Medieval History”, second specialization German
1983 – German language school, Sofia

Foreign languages:
German, English, Russian - written and spoken
Japanese and Greek – spoken

Sphere of scientific interest:
Thracian and ancient history, culture and archaeology, ancient cults and religion, burial customs, Hellenic colonization, iconography, red-figure pottery

From 1990 until now
Preparation and implementation of sections of the permanent exhibition of the National Museum of Natural History and of temporary exhibitions dedicated to Thracian history and culture; co-author and curator of over 10 projects presented in Bulgaria, Japan, USA, Finland, Germany, Spain, France, Belgium, Norway

Archaeological research:
From 1990 until now
Participation in the research of the “Sanctuary of the Three Nymphs” near the village of Ognyanovo, Pazardzhik District; a marketplace in the land of the village of Kocherinovo, Kyustendil Municipality; a settlement and necropolis near the town of Krasna, the necropolis of Apollonia Pontica in the area of Kalfate, the town of Sozopol; Deputy Head of Rescue Archaeological Excavations

Author of scientific publications and catalogs in Bulgarian, English and German and of popular science materials, multimedia products, scenarios and others

Scientific and applied projects:
Participation in projects financed under the programs “Culture 2000”, BG 08, BG 11 by the Bulgarian National Science Fund (BNSF) (Ministry of Education and Science) and by the Ministry of Culture

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