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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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  • Apart from the buildings, there were also people living in Nafplio through the ages. This museum provides a glimpse into their culture and customs. Definitely recommend! 
    Apart from the buildings, there were also people living in Nafplio through the ages. This museum provides a glimpse into their culture and customs. Definitely recommend!  more »
  • This museum is located in the old city centre. The building and also the interior has been modernized up to a great standard. The three floors of exhibited items are showed in a clear and beautiful... 
    This museum is located in the old city centre. The building and also the interior has been modernized up to a great standard. The three floors of exhibited items are showed in a clear and beautiful...  more »
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  • The best collection of modern Greek costume
  • This is an excellent museum. You can learn a lot about the folk craft and dress and style, the culture, with brilliant vibrant examples displayed chronologically through the museum. In addition you will learn more about Greek history and people in a way. The folk crafts are in excellent condition and displayed very well. The museum gift shop is excellent as well and is a must see. I highly recommend visiting it is well worth it!

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