Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Nafplio

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The Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation ‘Vas. Papantoniou’ or PFF (Greek: Πελοποννησιακό Λαογραφικό Ίδρυμα also known as ΠΛΙ) is a nonprofit cultural institution and museum based in Nafplion, Greece. It was founded in 1974 by the folklorist and scenic designer Ioanna Papantoniou in memory of her father Vasilios Papantoniou. The aim of PFF is the research, preservation, study and presentation of the material culture of the Greeks.HistoryPFF was founded in 1974 by Ioanna Papantoniou and it is located since 1981 in an early 20th century house belonging to Papantoniou family which was converted into a museum. The same year PFF was awarded with the European Museum of the Year Main Award (EMYA). During the 70's and the 80's, the foundation made several researches over Greece, Cyprus and the Griko communities of Southern Italy, gathering data and documents about the traditional culture, music and dance and also about the preindustrial technology and the old fashioned children toys. In 1989 PFF founded a children's museum in Nafplion at the old local railway station. Four years later, Melina Merkouri (then Culture minister of Greece) assigned to PFF the Hellenic National Costume Archives while in 1999 the foundation's facilities were renovated. In 2013 PFF was awarded by the Academy of Athens for its cultural activities.
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  • A selection of Greek costumes we found to be one of the most absorbing themes. Elaborate and colourful they reflect the attention and pride taken in their creation and display. Over a couple of...  more »
  • The antique and modern clothes are great, but even more interesting was an exhibit of some of Nafplio's early movers and shakers, including a woman who was a leading anti-monarchist and sounded...  more »
  • This is a great, small but focused museum, with an interesting collection of traditional Greek dress from surrounding villages. There are some other miscellaneous collection. The museum store is...  more »
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  • The exposition is quite worth seeing, but not much there. Just the thrill of seeing artefacts from Romantic days give by. Not expensive ticket and gives you a break from the sun. Easy reach as the museum is on the corner of the main tourist area. The gift shop is small but have some lovely hand made gifts and quality reproduction of ancient goods. Look carefully and you will leave with some lovely gifts in a dandy paper bag.
  • Delightful costumes and exhibits of household artifacts and thoughtfully arranged.
  • Very Nice exhibition
  • Definitely worth a visit. Well organized exhibits.
  • Small but unique set of displays of Greek clothing styles, furniture, historic events, and machinery since 1830s. There are 2 floors of displays with stairway and elevator to each. Good insight into history of Napflio as a developing trade center.

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