Museum of Traditional Pottery - Athens
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Since opening in 1987 by Betty Psarapoulou, the Museum of Traditional Pottery has housed articles and information collected by Betty herself during her course of extensive research and travelling all over Greece. The museum has become an institution functioning as a museum, educational and research centre with the intention to preserve and bring awareness to Greek pottery dating back from the early 19th century. The collection comprises of over 5,000 earthenware articles from regions all over the Greek territory as well as maps, sketches, writings, interviews, photographs and films.
The library within the museum includes a large number of monographies, minutes of conferences, reprints and catalogues covering subjects on the techniques and history of pottery, archaeology, folk culture and ethnology. Authentic ceramic objects can be found in the museum shop, where visitors can purchase items made from traditional craftsmen. The shop also comprises of publications from the museum as well as postcards and videos.
Monday to Friday: 9am - 3pm
Sunday: 10am - 2pm
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