Hall 4 (corridor) – Bulgarian Revival List of all permanent exhibitionsHall 1 - The Bulgarian lands from the beginning of the VI-th millennium BC. until the end of the II-nd millennium BC.Hall 2 – The Bulgarian lands in the period from the end of VI BC. to the XNUMXth century AD.Hall 3 – The Bulgarian state in the Middle Ages VII-XIV centuries.Hall 4 (corridor) – Bulgarian RevivalHall 5 – Third Bulgarian Kingdom 1878-1946"Antarctica - the Bulgarian ice fairy tale"Hall "Ethnography" - Bulgarian folk culture. Calendar holidays. CostumesDonation Boyan Radev Hall To Exposition and exhibitions Plan a visit In the space in front of Hall No. 4 in the National History Museum, the museum's narrative about the period of the Bulgarian Renaissance is presented. The processes that developed among the Bulgarians in the XNUMXth-XNUMXth centuries, influenced by the ideas of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, are represented. Bulgarian Revival Hall General view Bulgarian Revival Hall General view Bulgarian Revival Hall General view The economic and social changes cover all spheres of the socio-economic, political and cultural life of the Bulgarians in Mysia, Thrace and Macedonia. The national feeling is born - the Bulgarian begins to be interested not only in his present, but also in the past of his family and fatherland, he connects this past with the neighboring countries, with the Slavic community, with the Christian church. The idea of restoring the Bulgarian state is taking shape. Read the whole text The exposition presents, through original objects, documents and photographs, the three directions in the struggle of the Bulgarians for spiritual and political independence, which mark the transition from the Old to the New in the XNUMXth - XNUMXth centuries. The story follows the movement for new Bulgarian education, the struggle for an independent church and the struggle for national liberation and restoration of the Bulgarian state. The theme "Bulgarian secular education" presents the creation and development of the new Bulgarian literary language, the new Bulgarian school, the emergence of educational societies and community centers through original documents and books, textbooks and pedagogical literature, authentic school aids, preserved personal belongings of prominent Renaissance personalities. A special section in the exhibition is dedicated to the struggles to create an independent Bulgarian church institution. The efforts of educational and church leaders, which ended with the recognition of the Bulgarian Exarchate in 1870, are illustrated with official documents and unique exhibits - relics of prominent church leaders. Simultaneously with the struggle for an independent church and national education, there was also a struggle for political liberation. In the last theme "Freedom or Death" the struggle for national independence is presented. The exposition narrative in this section traces the main stages in the development of the national liberation ideology - Chetnik tactics, creation of the BRCC and the internal revolutionary organization, the political, organizational and military-technical preparation of the April Uprising in 1876. The main moments of the Russo-Turkish War of Liberation and the contribution of the Bulgarian militia for their own liberation. Archival documents, letters, maps and photos, uniforms, weapons, flags and decorations, relics related to prominent revolutionary figures and events are displayed. Tracing the historical fate of the Bulgarian people in the period of transition to the values and stereotypes of the Modern era, the museum narrative emphasizes the activities of prominent historical figures, the main driver of the revival processes - Paisii Hilendarski, Sofroniy Vrachanski, Neofit Rilski, Petar Beron, Dobri Chintulov, Petko Slaveykov, Nayden Gerov, Exarch Yosif, Stefan Karadzha, Georgi Rakovski, Lyuben Karavelov, Vasil Levski, Hristo Botev, Stefan Stambolov, Panayot Volov, Zahari Stoyanov, Nikola Obretenov, Zhelio Voivoda, Ivan Bobevski, Ilio Markov, Petko Voivoda, etc. The Renaissance narrative at the National History Museum represents the beginning of the modernity we continue to live in and the formation of the national identity we continue to carry. The exhibition aims to educate, give intellectual delight and introduce the visitor to the history of the notorious revivalist spirit of the European XIX century. Exposition "Bulgarian Renaissance 18-19 c." – final part Original cross from the temple-monument in San Stefano, built in 1898 in memory of Russian soldiers who died during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877 – 1878. The cross was saved after the building was destroyed in 1914 and transferred to the Bulgarian Exarchate in Istanbul. For the 100th anniversary of the Liberation, it was exhibited in the National History Museum. Weapon of Nikolay Karaev, volunteer in the Bulgarian militia 1877-1878. Showcase dedicated to Vasil Levski In the foreground - Levski's dagger, which he gave to his associate Ana Boyadzhieva from Karlovo (nun Evgenia). Old printed book "Primer with various teachings" Author Petar Beron, published in Brasov in 1824, "The Fish Primer" was the most popular textbook for elementary literacy during the Renaissance. Bronze school bell It is used to announce the beginning and end of classes at the Revival School. Inscription: "Afanasey Kataev": 1816: Go: In the city: Slobodskoy ". A globe made by Neofit Rila around 1847. Study aid for the New Bulgarian school. Defined as the "patriarch of Bulgarian writers and pedagogues", Neophyte Rilski introduced the mutual learning method and secular education in 1835 at the Aprilov High School in Gabrovo. Cross-learning table Used for teaching according to the Bell-Lancaster method in the New Bulgarian school in the 19th century. Seals of the Gabrovo School, 1839 and of the Strelchan School, 1944. With images of a rooster - a symbol of awakening. "The Gabrovo school and its first trustees", 1866, Constantinople. The book was compiled by P.R. Slaveikov on behalf of the executors of April's will and describes the history of the educational work. Inkwell of Petko R. Slaveikov The most prolific writer, publicist and folklorist during the Renaissance. His translation into modern Bulgarian of the Bible, known as the "Slaveykovata", lays the foundations of the modern Bulgarian literary norm. Pishtov of Georgi S. Rakovski Theoretician of the Bulgarian cause from the first half of the 19th century and organizer of Chetnik tactics in the Bulgarian struggle for independence.