REGIONAL ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM – PLOVDIV
“THE GARDEN – TIMES AND SPACES”
An exhibition by
Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with the Ethnographic Museum of the Bulgarian Academy of Science and the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research of the Bulgarian Academy of Science
The exhibition is part of the project "Garden - a place of bicultural diversity and interdisciplinary intersection", in which the research interest aims at the interconnection and influence between the flora and the social world. What is the role of plants in the formation and maintenance of an existential basis, cultural values and symbols?
On the other hand - what is a man’s role in changing the plant life, how his economic and cultural orientation, social relations, gardening and culinary skills and practices affect plant diversity and how they affect the selection, preservation, modification or the erosion of plant genetic resources?
Home gardens are chosen as a terrain for this project as they are characterized by great plant diversity and the proximity to the home makes for more frequent meetings of the farmers with the plants.
The project brings together researchers from the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with the Ethnographic Museum of the Bulgarian Academy of Science and the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research of the Bulgarian Academy of Science. It is financed by the Bulgarian National Science Fund (contract DN10 / 1).
A strong emphasis within the exhibition, hosted by the Regional Ethnographic Museum – Plovdiv, is placed on local varieties of cultivated plants from the villages of Staro Zhelezare and Kurtovo Konare.
You can see the exhibition in the hall of the Regional Ethnographic Museum from October 12 to 31, 2020.