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An exhibition of clock and calendar collections will be opened at 10:30 a.m. on September 17 /Saturday/ in the house museum “Acad. Ananie Yavashov” in Razgrad.

The exhibits are from the fund of the Regional History Museum /RIM/ and will be shown on the occasion of the European Days of Cultural Heritage.

During the unique walk through time, visitors will be able to see watchmaking tools, mechanical clocks from the beginning of the 20th century and the most modern electronic devices for counting milliseconds, seconds, minutes and hours. Among the exhibits are the wall clock from the Kasamakovi confectionery in Razgrad and the alarm clock from Gani Chernev’s home.

The exhibition also includes examples of calendars that trace the various forms of time measurement since prehistory – in text and photographs.

At the opening, watchmaker Dimitar Marinov will tell interesting things about the craft, and his colleague Ilko Kolev – about the history and maintenance of the oldest clock in the city – that of the Clock Tower.

The exhibition is part of the initiatives of RIM – Razgrad, dedicated to 135 years of museum work in the city and the European Days of Cultural Heritage.

Precisely on the occasion of the European Days of Cultural Heritage on Sunday /September 18/, viewing the permanent archaeological exposition of the museum /next to the “Abritus” Archaeological Reserve/ will be free.

The European Days of Cultural Heritage have been held since 1984 on the idea of the French Minister of Culture Jack Lang, who wanted to provide free access to cultural monuments for different segments of the population. Initially, this happens within one Sunday day. Since 1991, the initiative has been a two-day event. It is also embraced by other countries in the European Union.

It has been popular in Bulgaria since the end of the 90s of the last century. Razgrad as a part of the whole is sympathetic and over the years has been involved in various forms, including the Ananie Yavashov House Museum, which now hosts the exhibition of clock and calendar collections.