Museum Collection of the Hellenic Folklore Research Centre

The Museum Collection of Folklore Objects was established in 1939 and today has about 1,200 exhibits. The Collection consists of such objects as agricultural tools, utensils, clothes, ceramic objects and musical instruments. It has recently acquired new holdings, including the “Panarmonium” designed by Constantinos Psachos and objects of folkloric interest belonging to the Hellenic Folklore Society, some of which are displayed in the Municipality of Athens Centre for Folk Art and Tradition, housed in the former residence of Angeliki Chatzimichali (Plaka, Athens), the Nikos Papageorgiou collections of musical instruments, painted eggs, ex votos and others.

The objects in the Museum Collection have been catalogued in a database and digitized. The Archive is responsible for their conservation and various objects are displayed in turn in a permanent exhibition in the premises of the Centre. A catalogue of the contents of this Collection is also currently being compiled.