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Ethnographic Museum (Peloponnesian Folk Art Museum) description and photos - Greece: Nafplio. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Peloponnesian Folk Art Museum.
The museum collection is based on a private collection of the Papantoniou family, numbering over 6,000 items of folk art. A mansion belonging to the Papantoniou family also became the home for the museum. Already in 1981, the Ethnographic Museum in Nafplion was named "European Museum of the Year", thus gaining international recognition, and in 2013 the museum was awarded by the Academy of Athens for its special contribution to the development of Greek culture.
Today in the collection The Ethnographic Museum has over 45,000 exhibits - clothes, jewelry, musical instruments, ceramics, furniture, toys, paintings, prints and much more. A significant part of the exhibits date back to the 19th - early 20th century. The museum's special pride is its impressive collection of traditional costumes and accessories (one of the best collections of Greek national costumes in the world). However, no less interesting is the exposition, which will acquaint you with the history of world fashion and the works of such eminent representatives as Christian Dior, Issei Miyake, Sue Wong, Laura Ashley, Paco Rabanne, Christian Loubouien, etc.
In addition to the permanent exhibitions, the museum regularly hosts specialized temporary exhibitions, various cultural events, as well as thematic lectures and seminars. At the same time, the museum's management pays special attention to the development of general education programs for schoolchildren. The treasures of the museum have repeatedly left Nafplion and were presented at exhibitions in museums of Athens, London, Brussels, Dallas, etc.
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