This month, the headlines for arts and culture reflect the headlines in general, as the world responds to the spread of COVID-19. The effects are being felt across the arts and culture sector internationally, with implications for the mobility of artists and cultural sector workers; audiences and venues in affected areas; as well as international markets and showcases that bolster the distribution cultural goods, many of which have been postponed or cancelled. We appreciate that these are uncertain times that are unsettling for many; we have also been impressed by considered and measured responses from the sector worldwide.
In times of crisis, artists are often among those most affected. In addition to health concerns, this is a challenging moment for many in our community as we deal with cancelled income and trying to make plans during uncertain times.
We turn to the arts to get through difficult times, so it’s been hard to grapple with social distancing, cancelled events, and the closure of venues during the COVID-19 outbreak. However, artists are nothing if not adaptable, especially when facing challenges. It has been heartening to see how quickly artists and arts organizations, including the museums have turned their cancelled events into digital events.
In Bulgaria, particularly in Gabrovo people, older than 65, disadvantage one and everybody who is staying at home, during this difficult period of time, now has the chance to be part of a different world – the digital one, using all the technologies advances. People can watch different cultural events, virtual exhibitions on line.
In Gabrovo, during the state of emergency, all cultural events were cancelled, but part of the museums in the city and the library offer more and more free remote forms for visiting and viewing various exhibitions, theatre performances or other electronic resources, in order to preserve the cultural life of citizens.
The official website of the Museum has the opportunity to reveal to you a photo gallery with 360 degree images. Thanks to them, from home or from your office, one can see the famous Craftsman old street and the only water facilities in Bulgaria, to feel the atmosphere of the past centuries.
In the facebook page of the Museum everyone can find different kind of information, as cartoons and art works, as well as some of the most intriguing recent exhibitions that can be seen on line. In a special facebook group of the Museum everyone can share funny pictures, memes, jokes with coronavirus thematic and all kind of comments.
Facebook group of the Museum https://bit.ly/2QeolmA
And keep in mind that THE WORLD LASTS BECAUSE IT LAUGHS!
Everyone can make his own virtual tour in the Museum, through its Facebook page and follow the site of the Museum http://h-museum-gabrovo.bg/, where the editors publish research materials and interesting moments from past events and initiatives.
National Museum of Education Established in 1973, the museum is the successor and continuer of the first State School Museum since 1905. Its fund preserves the memory of Bulgarian education – about 200,000 documents, photographs and material related to education from the X century to the present day. The renovations of the cellular school, the kindergarten of the end of the 19th century, of the first New Bulgarian school will make you feel the spirit of our educational past. The museum is located in Gabrovo. Take a virtual tour of the museum HERE.
You can take a virtual walk, through the official site of the Museum. The renovations of the cellular school, the kindergarten from the end of the XIX th century, of the first new Bulgarian school will make you feel the spirit of the past. The Fund preserves the memory of Bulgarian education – about 200,000 documents, photographs and material related to the educational work from the X century to the present day.
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