Researchers Night 2011-09-27

The Project “Researchers Night” 2011 is a joint project of four partners: University St. Kliment Ohridski -Bitola, represented by Professor, PhD Zlatko Zoglev, the Museum of Macedonia – Skopje, represented by Pero Josifovski, Director, Macedonian association for international exchange students from technical faculties IAESTE -Local committee -Bitola, represented by Damir Emin, head of the students, and Vladimir Taleski mayor of Bitola, which is the fourth partner.

Chief Project Coordinator is Dr. Bozin Donevski, professor at the Technical University in Bitola. Other participants of the project were Profesor, PhD Dragisa Zdravkovski and Elena Stojanova Kanzurova.

This project for the first time was organized and held in 2005 and for the fourth time in Macedonia .The Museum of Macedonia for the first time was included in 2010 as an institution interested in presenting the archaeological excavations of Neolithic settlement Tumba Madzari in Skopje. In 2011 the Museum became a partner in the project. The goal of the project is to popularize and to bring science and scientific research to a larger group of people and particularly addresses young people, promoting scientific careers and encouraging them to integrate in the European research family.

The project is organized in 32 European countries, every penultimate Friday in September. The project is financed by the European Commission of the European Union. More detailed information can be found at www.noknaistrazuvaci.mk. This year the Museum of Macedonia was organizing a visit to the Neolithic village Tumba Madzari in Skopje for seventh grade students from the elementary school Blaze Koneski in Skopje.

Students together with their teacher Bogdana Barutovska surveyed the village. They attended at the lecture and then they were making clay objects inspired by everything that they saw in the village. Some students have materialized in clay their imaginary ideas that were born in those few hours of their visit to the village.

Children were offered with some refreshments. The Museum of Macedonia took care for the bus ride to the village. Students were pleased from the pleasant moments spent in the village and their sculptural works, and expressed a desire to visit the village again.

The expert team opted for such content to show the youth the process of occurrence of scientific breakthroughs in archaeological excavation and the discovery of archaeological artifacts in various archaeological situations and the reconstruction of the life from the 6th millennium BC as highest goal of the archaeological science.

At the “Researchers Night” 2011 that was held at Magnolia Square in Bitola from 20-23.00 pm, the team experts composed by Dragisa Zdravkovski and Elena Stojanova Kanzurova they made a projection of the documentary for Tumba Madzari and slide presentation from the archaeological excavations of the Neolithic settlement Tumba Madzari.

The applicants received advertising materials in Macedonian, English and Albanian language. Also there were badges handed out with the image of double Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie. Badges were received from the EU. This year is marking 100 years of her receiving the second Nobel Prize for the discovery of polonium.

The host of the event introduced to the audience Museum of Macedonia, as one of the oldest scientific institutions in Macedonia, as well as the other participants. Archaeology as science with great magical power in itself caused great interest among visitors.

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