At the invitation of the Regional History Museum in Razgrad, the traveling exhibition “Women in Society” of the Regional History Museum in Ruse was opened in the “Ananie Yavashov” House Museum.
11 posters and 13 unique dolls present miniature copies of costumes from the museum’s collection in the Danube city and illustrate the changes in the lives of Bulgarian women from the end of the 19th to the middle of the 20th century.
The guests of the event were the director of RHM – Razgrad, the deputy mayor Zornitsa Evgenieva, citizens.
“The changes in the life of a Bulgarian woman are a long period. Both for women around the world and for Bulgarian women, the industrial revolution is the one that changes the role of women in society and in the family. Feminist organizations want equal rights for women in all spheres of social and political life”, said Prof. Rositsa Angelova PhD, head of the “New and Latest History” department in the Razgrad Museum, in her speech.
“The Bulgarian woman is by no means a passive observer in this process – the girls’ school in Pleven was opened as early as 1840, which shows that the role of the Bulgarian woman is already a fact. Bulgarian girls study at the Constantinople Girls’ School, study in Kiev, in Odessa, in Europe and return to realize themselves here. But they return not only with their diplomas, but also with the new fashion, they bring the change in their vision”, Prof. Angelova also said. And she illustrated her words with the names of women from Razgrad of that time, ladies who fit in with this change, ladies who, with their behavior and appearance, changed the manners. Some of them can be seen in the showcases of the exhibition of black and white photos from the collection of the Razgrad Museum.
The exhibition “Women in Society” tells and shows fashion trends in urban clothing – weekday dress, maid’s uniform, “chanteclair” dress, “Bulgarian Modern” style clothing, ball gown, evening dress, prom dresses, dresses from the last screams of fashion.
The idea is to illustrate the transition from the traditional to the modern image of women and their full participation in social processes.
The exhibition will remain in the house museum “Ananie Yavashov” until the end of February.
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