- Budapest Úri utca 54, Hungary 1014
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The Archives of Transition 1989-1991 is a project coordinated by the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland and the Chancellery of the Senate of the Republic of Poland. The project aims at creating a public registry of all materials, archives, library, cultural institutions and museums in possession of materials concerning the period of Polish political and social transformation. Archives of Transition consists of mapping the potential partners, researching the content of their collection and putting them in digital registry. The core of the collection of the Archives of Transition are the documents from both Chancelleries obtained from former politicians and activists, representing changes in Polish political, cultural and social context.
Petko Ogoyski - one of the few living artists who survived socialist prisons and labor camps, was an important figure in the Bulgarian cultural opposition against the communist regime. As a member of the Bulgarian Agrarian People’s Union-Nikola Petkov (BZNS-Nikola Petkov) and poet/writer, Ogoyski was imprisoned twice (1950-1953 and 1962-1963) by the socialist state for writing “hostile” poems, texts and aphorisms and for “conspiracy”.
The Tower-Museum was established as a private initiative of the family Petko and Yagoda Ogoyski. The exhibition is partly a national and local ethnographic one, including household appliances, costumes, and weapons from the 19th and 20th centuries. At the same time, this was a way to circumvent the censorship of the communist regime. Among the ethnographic materials, Petko Ogoyski kept and preserved evidence from the periods of his imprisonment in six prisons and two forced labour camps; as also notes, books and poems written by him during and after the discharge from prison.The materials of the Tower Museum have been collected by Petko Ogoyski since his first imprisonment in 1950. It took more than 10 years to build the museum in the late 1960s. The collection became institutionalized in 1973 when the Ogoyski family donated it to the community centre “Napredak” [“Progress”] in the district of Chepintsi, Sofia.
- Bulgaria, 1554, Sofia, Chepintsi, ul. Nadezhda 3
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- A piece of bread (the daily ration in the forced labour camp in Belene, Bulgaria), 1953
- Map of the so called “Second Object of the forced labour camp in Belene on the island Persin”
- Ogoyski, Petko 1995. Zapiski po balgarskite stradania 1944-1989
- Ogoyski, Petko. Tricolour. Bread Crumbs: Poems and Aphorisms, 1981. Samizdat publication
- Self-made shoulder-belt - forced labour camp in Belene, Bulgaria
- Wooden shoe with a secret hiding-place from a forced labour camp in Bulgaria