On November 9th with a ceremony at the National Museum of History began the EuroVision Lab. Especially for their start arrived concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of the Netherlands, the great violinist Vesko Eschkenazy.
His brilliant performance of music from the film "Schindler's List" took the audience directly into the story of the salvation of Jews in Europe during the Second World War. This is the main topic in the experimental exhibition "The Fragility of tolerance" - the emphasis in the Bulgarian EuroLab.
Its purpose is to provoke the visitor to discover the hidden history of the exhibits and their different meaning. The story of the salvation of Jews in Europe during the Holocaust is presented in a completely revamped multi exposition space. The audience contributed to the selection of exhibits and musical layout of previously conducted thematic seminars.
Official greetings and wishes for the success of the laboratories were received from Mrs. Margarita Popova, vice president of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mr. Rashidov, Minister of Culture and Mrs. Vanya Kastreva, Deputy Minister of Education and Science.
The museum team would like express their warm thanks to maestro Eschkenazy for his support; the colleagues from the "National Archives" at the State Agency "Archives", the National Archaeological Institute with Museum, the Regional Archaeological Museum Plovdiv, Fund "Tsar Boris III and Queen Joanna", the Museum of History of Sofia, the Regional History Museums in Kyustendil, Shumen, Ruse and Varna for the good partnership and cooperation; the music producer and visual artist Stefan Panev, who arranged the 12 beautiful melodies in Hebrew motifs; the Primespot team created the video mapping, young people who took part in the selection of subjects and participated directly in the work of the exhibition; the wonderful audience in the museum’s Amphitheatre; Little Vanessa, who delighted us with the performance of the European anthem; Ganiela Angelova and all the friends who shared with us this special evening.
The exhibition is accessible to people with special needs. For visitors with visual impairments has prepared an information leaflet in Braille.