The Museum

The Museum Center "Thracian Art in the Eastern Rhodopes" near the village of Alexandrovo was built under the Cultural Grant Aid of the Japanese government's Grant Aid programme.

The construction of the Museum Center started in February 2008 and it was officially opened on May 15, 2009 by Their Imperial Highnesses Prince and Princess Akishino (Norikom Akishinomiya Fumihito) and President of Bulgaria Georgi Parvanov.

The newly built Museum Center "Thracian Art in the Eastern Rhodopes" spreading on a total area of 834 square meters is located in proximity to the mound with the original tomb. One part of the building is designed for exhibiting the rich museum collection and a replica of the tomb. The other part is organized as an individual modern research center, with laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for restoration and conservation. The museum has a repository and an audiovisual hall for conferences, roundtables and thematic meetings regarding studies of the Thracian culture.

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