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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. Plan to visit Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation during your Nafplio vacation using our convenient Nafplio attractions planner.
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Really great small museum! (€5, €3 if you qualify for senior discount) It explains how the first Governor (?) of Greece held it all together as a country and started a college of agriculture, started.... more
Really great small museum! (€5, €3 if you qualify for senior discount) It explains how the first Governor (?) of Greece held it all together as a country and started a college of agriculture, started.... more »
Interesting, little museum showing slices of Greek life - clothing, furniture, toys, household items. Exhibits also address spinning and weaving. We probably spent about 45 minutes inside. There is..... more
Interesting, little museum showing slices of Greek life - clothing, furniture, toys, household items. Exhibits also address spinning and weaving. We probably spent about 45 minutes inside. There is..... more »
Lovely, interesting place ,a lot of costumes , beautiful atmosphere,would gladly return!
A personal struggle for the preservation of the Peloponnesian cultural memory
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