Museums in the 21st century are an important part of society, as museums themselves reflect society. Over time, the changes that took place mainly in their formation, but also in their collecting practices, resulted in the expansion of their collections and the increase of their knowledge. The present thesis focuses on one category of museums: folklore. More specifically, it aims to present the Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation and the contribution of Ioanna Papantoniou in its formation and the composition of his clothing collections. However, reference will be made to the comparison of PLI in terms of its composition and clothing collections with the Lyceum of Greek Women, the National History Museum and the new clothing museum in Kalamata.
Initially, the first chapter will present the role of museums in the 21st century. For this purpose, reference will be made to the way in which museums evolved over time, but also to the way in which they changed their collecting practices. The second chapter presents the science of folklore, how it was formed, what is its purpose and object, but also which important personalities helped in its formation. The third chapter briefly presents the configuration of folklore museums and clothing collections, referring to the history of clothing. Indicatively, three museums will be mentioned in the same chapter as examples, the museum of the Lyceum of Greek Women, the National History Museum and the new museum in Kalamata. In the last chapter, the fourth, there will be a reference to the Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation which is the goal of the thesis and to the important contribution of Ioanna Papantoniou in the composition of the collections and in the establishment and development of the museum.
Nauplio, Museum, Clothing, Collections, Folklore