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On April 22, 2023 (Saturday) at 11:30 a.m. at the National Polytechnic Museum (NPTM), another Family Saturday will begin, in which children and their relatives will be able to have fun together. At the event, the newest book edition of the museum – “Guide to NPTM in two parts (for adults and for children)” will be presented. The two booklets can be used independently and/or in a set. Their common concept enables joint activities between individual users and true intergenerational activities.
The adult edition features over 100 images of exhibits – some of the most attractive and significant technical specimens housed in the museum to date. The leading texts and annotations to the visual material provide the necessary information about the objects presented in the exhibition and present the technical, industrial and scientific heritage that is preserved in the museum.
The information in the children’s guidebook is presented in the form of an attractive narrative combined with rich illustrative material. For the most part, the specially adapted texts are presented in the form of a dialogue between two drawn people – Polly and Techno, who introduce the children to the museum exhibition and the related terminology. The author of the images of the two little men is the famous Bulgarian cartoonist Ivaylo Ninov.
The children’s part of the edition also includes various crossword puzzles, word games and a gadget for independent experiments. Over 20 QR codes are embedded, each one leading readers to an enriching knowledge. The children’s guide can also be used as a teaching aid, both by students and by teachers.
The design and pre-press preparation of the two editions are the work of Kristina Stefanova, and the texts for the children’s guide were consulted with experts from the Regional Department of Education (RUO) – Sofia-city.
The publication was carried out with the assistance of the Ministry of Culture – competition session on the topic “Activities for the presentation of movable cultural heritage in museums and art galleries” 2022.
Entry to the event is free from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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