Svetlozara Koleva, PhD

Curator in the Ethnography Department at Varna Regional Museum of History
svetkol@dbv.bg

Field of Scientific Interests:
Sacred places, sacred objects, cult practices; migration movements (demographic processes in the Varna region); spiritual culture of the Gagauz; material culture: jewelry, urban life.

Education and Qualifications:
2021 Defense of doctoral dissertation. Topic: “The Cult of Healing Springs in the Varna Region from the Late 19th to the Early 21st Century (an ethnological perspective)”;
2017 – 2021 Part-time PhD student – St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, professional field: sociology, anthropology, and cultural studies, specialty in ethnology
1979 – 1983 Master’s in History, Faculty of History at St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo

Professional Experience:
1989- Varna Regional Museum of History – Curator in the Ethnography Department
1983 – 1989 History teacher

Ethnographic expeditions and field studies in the city of Varna and the settlements in the
Varna region

Organization of Exhibitions:
2021 “Varna – Queen of the Black Sea” – traveling exhibition
2019 “Donors and Donations” – temporary exhibition for the 45th anniversary of the Varna Ethnographic Museum
2019 “Bread and Wine – from Antiquity to the Present”
2018 “Welcome White and Red Easter”
2018 “In the World of Photography – at Home”
2016 Included in the Register of Experts under Art. 96, para. 4 of the Cultural Heritage Act – field “Collections of Ethnographic Interest”

Published 49 articles in the field of ethnology in scientific compilations.

This online platform was developed under the project  № BGCULTURE-1.001-0005-C01 “Developing the Varna Regional Museum of History as a Multifunctional Public Space for Science, Art, Culture and Communication”, funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants and Norway Grants 2014-2021, Programme PA14 Cultural Entrepreneurship, Heritage and Cooperation. Varna Regional Museum of History is fully responsible for the content of the of the online platform and under no circumstances can be assumed that this online platform reflects the official opinion of the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area and the Operator of the   Programme PA14 Cultural Entrepreneurship, Heritage and Cooperation.

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