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Patra Folk Arts Museum

Last Update: Mar 2002
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Patra Folk Arts Museum - Overview

  Folk Art Museum was founded in 1977 by the Cultural Centre of Patras and is shielded in one of the buildings of the Skagiopouleio legacy (Koritsas and Maurokordatou street). Its purpose is to gather folklore stuff, to maintain and store it, as well as its research, study and promotion.
  Its articles include tools of rural life, furniture of folk residences and objects of everyday use, means of transport as well as workrooms for the elaboration of agricultural products, production of handy objects and handiwork of every kind.
  The Museum also disposes of a library and photographic archive while it also hosts lectures, debates and exhibitions concerning folklore, archaeology, museology and maintenance of the architecture inheritance.
  The various traditional workrooms (hat making, shoe making, waxing, typography etc), exhibited in alternating program address to School and University students.

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