Dear visitors,We kindly inform you that the Prehistory Hall of the National Archaeological Museum will be closed to visitors from December 1, 2015 to February 14, 2016 because the permanent exhibition is undergoing renovation.We apologize for any inc
From 28 July to 1 November 2015, the bronze portrait head of Seuthes III, one of the most emblematic artifacts in the National Archaeological Museum,... More...
The National Institute for Immovable Cultural Heritage, the Italian Cultural Institute in Bulgaria, the Regional Museum of History – Haskovo and... More...
The National Institute of Archaeology with Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences covers the complete study of the culture of tribes and peoples who have occupied present day Bulgaria from the remote past until the 18th century. NIAM-BAS is a national center and coordinator of all field research in Bulgaria and exercises scholarly and methodological control on it. The Museum of Archaeology hosts the most numerous collections in Bulgaria and its exhibitions reveal it as one of the most important centers in the country for promotion of the cultural heritage of present day Bulgaria. Its academic and museum potential turns NIAM-BAS into the biggest research archaeological unit in southeast Europe. NIAM-BAS was established in 1949 as a follower and successor of the Department of Valuables - part of the Library established in Sofia in 1878-1879 and reformed into a National Museum in 1892 - and the Bulgarian Institute of Archaeology (1921), which was the first academic institute in Bulgaria.

With view to the specific features of its subject matters, NIAM-BAS consists of the following structural units: five chronological and subject departments (Department of Prehistoric Archaeology, Department of Thracian Archaeology, Department of Classic Archaeology, Department of Medieval Archaeology, Department of Numismatics and Epigraphy), a Problematic Group (Department for Interdisciplinary Research), two Branches for excavations at the Old Bulgarian capitals (in Shumen and Veliko Tarnovo) and a Museum of Archaeology. The structure of the Museum of Archaeology was changed in 2003 in order to improve its efficacy: two departments – Exhibitions and Depositories – were set up. The research, administrative, economic and financial issues at NIAM-BAS are serviced by several service units (Editorial Group, Archives, Accountant’s Office, Secretariat). Dr. Lyudmil Vagalinski, Associate Professor, is Director of the NIAM-BAS, Dr. Hristo Popov, Associate Professor, and Dr. Maria Reho, Associate Professor, are Vice-Directors, and Dr. Gergana Kabakchieva, Associate Professor, is a Scientific Secretary.

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