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Associates

Aneliya Pavlova, Dr
— Antoaneta Georgieva, Dr
Antoniya Hubancheva
Boyan Zlatkov, Dr
— Christiana Stomonyakova
Dimitar Demerdzhiev, Dr
Fernando Gómez Velasco
— Ilia Gjonov
— Kaloyan Ivanov, Dr
Miroslav Slavchev, Dr
Paloma Troya Santamaría
— Pencho Pandakov
Rumyana Kostova, Dr
Stanimira Deleva
Stoyan Goranov
— Teodora Ivanova, Dr
— Vasil Ivanov, Dr
— Velizar Simeonovski
Vesela Evtimova, Dr
— Viktor Gashtarov
Yurii Kornilev, Dr
Zdravko Kolev

Young scientists

Katrin Dimitrova
— Maksim Kolev

Retired scientists

Petar Beron, Prof. Emeritus DSc
Christo Deltshev, Assoc. Prof. Dr
Dimitar Dimitrov, Prof. Dr
Zdravko Hubenov, Prof. Dr
Svetoslav Petrussenko, Assoc. Prof.
Alexi Popov, Assoc. Prof. Dr

The National Museum of Natural History at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences awards prominent scientists who contributed to the development of the museum and the science with an honorary plaque “Acad. Ivan Buresch”

So far, the plaque has been awarded to the following scientists:

Alexi Popov (2002)
— Krassimir Kumanski (2006)
Petar Beron (2006)
— Stefan Stanev (2006)
— Stoitze Andreev (2007)
— Dimitar Kovachev (2008)
Svetoslav Petrussenko (2009)
Nikolai Spassov (2009)
— Denis Geraads (CNRS) (2009)
— Boyan Petrov (2014)
Zdravko Hubenov (2024)

Staff

Governing body


Pavel Stoev, Prof. Dr, Director
Stoyan Beshkov, Assoc. Prof. Dr, Deputy Director
Tihomir Stefanov, Assoc. Prof. Dr, Deputy Director
Latinka Hristova, Assoc. Prof. Dr, Scientific Director
Sofia Gospodinova, Administrative Director

Palaeontology and Mineralogy Department


Georgi Markov, Assoc. Prof. Dr, Head of Department
Latinka Hristova, Assoc. Prof. Dr
Nadezhda Karastoyanova, Sen. Assist. Dr
Nedko Nedyalkov, Sen. Assist. Dr, curator (Branch Asenovgrad)
Dimitar Plachiyski, Sen. Assist. Dr (Branch Asenovgrad)
Ralitsa Bogdanova, MSc, anthropologist
Vladimir Nikolov, Assist.
Nikolai Spassov, Dr, expert
Chavdar Karov, MSc, mineralogist
Iliya Dimitrov, MSc, mineralogist

Botany Department


Dimitar Uzunov, Assoc. Prof. Dr
Salza Palpurina, Sen. Assist. Dr
Irina Gerasimova, MSc, botanist
Nadejda Apostolova-Stoyanova, Assist.

Botany Laboratory
Head: Irina Gerasimova, MSc, botanist

Invertebrates Department


Rostislav Bekchiev, Assoc. Prof. Dr, Head of Department
Stoyan Beshkov, Prof. Dr
Pavel Stoev, Prof. Dr
Borislav Guéorguiev, Assoc. Prof. Dr
Stanislav Abadjiev, Assoc. Prof. Dr
Stoyan Lazarov, Assoc. Prof. Dr
Nikolay Simov, Assoc. Prof. Dr
Mario Langourov, Assoc. Prof. Dr
Dragomir Dimitrov, Assoc. Prof. Dr
Fedor Konstantinov, Dr
Ana Nahirnić-Beshkova, researcher
— Fani Bozarova, technical assistant

Entomology Laboratory
Head: Nikolay Simov, Assoc. Prof. Dr

Vertebrates Department


Tihomir Stefanov, Assoc. Prof. Dr, Head of Department
Georgi Popgeorgiev, Assoc. Prof. Dr
Vladislav Vergilov, Assoc. Prof. Dr
Ilya Acosta, Sen. Assist. Dr
Violeta Zhelyazkova, Sen. Assist. Dr
Stefaniya Kamenova, Sen. Assist. Dr
Nia Toshkova, Assist.
Zlatozar Boev, DSc, zoologist
Girgina Daskalova, Dr, zoologist
Violeta Evtimova, Dr, zoologist
Assen Ignatov, MSc, zoologist
— Vera Hristova, technical assistant

Histology Laboratory
Head: Vladislav Vergilov, Assoc. Prof. Dr

Administration and Exposition


Sofia Gospodinova, Administrative Director
Asya Asenova, Assoc. Prof. Dr, museum educator
— Milena Goranova, chief accountant
— Viktoriya Boneva, accountant
— Vyara Ivanova, cashier, accounting
Sylvia Tosheva, public relations officer
Zlatka Yaramova, Head Cultural Activities
— Katrin Tzvetkovska, librarian
— Veselina Lilova, human resources officer
Ljubljana Gramenova, chief technical assistant — householder
— Irena Grigorova, shop assistant
— Antoniya Asenova, shop assistant
— Emanoilka Manolova, cashier
— Neli Tsenova, cashier
— Stoika Chavdarova, cashier (Branch Asenovgrad)
— Vladimir Budev, finance controller
— Panayot Dimitrov, chief conservator
Milena Koleva, guide
Veselina Chirova, guide
— Petar Totkov, electrician and facilities maintenance officer
— Trifon Trifonov, facilities maintenance expert
— Ivaylo Stefanov, facilities maintenance worker