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Folk Art Museum  
 
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Address: 26 Bas.Olgas Street & 1 Platwnos Street, 151 24 Maroussi,
Telephone: +30 210 - 6128538 (& fax) / +30 210 - 6128876
Visiting hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 14:00 (Free entry)
email: ilma@maroussi.gr

Establishment and scope of the Museum
The History & Folk Art Museum (I.L.M.A.) was established as a legal entity corporate under public law of the Municipality of Amaroussion in 1991.
The scope of Museum is preservation of the cultural and intellectual heritage, collection, safeguard, preservation and promotion of any type of historical and folk art material for the educational and cultural enhancement of the town’s citizens and those of other areas.

Collection
The History and Folk Art Museum has more than 1,500 exhibits, most of which are donations, while others have been purchased from antique shops and at auctions.
The exhibits cover the period from 1830 to 1940 but there are also a number of older and more recent exhibits

 

 

Among the exhibits, the following are of particular interest: traditional costumes and their accessories from Maroussi and Northern Attica in general (Avlona, Kiourka, Schimatari), Amalia costume, and costumes from other areas of Greece (Dodecanese, Epirus, Thessaly), arms from the 1821 Revolution, furniture, domestic utensils, tools, looms, old documents and a wealth of photographs of Spyros Louis, the Olympic Champion Marathon Runner of Maroussi.

The Museum also has a small library with history and folk art books, to which new publications are added continuously.

 

   
Finally, the Ministry of Culture and the 1st Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities have granted the History and Folk Art Museum findings from the Agia Filothei Monastery Dependency (impost, ceramic fragments) dating from the post-Byzantine era, which are exhibited in a separate showcase.

 

   

View of a bedroom

Loom and spinning wheel

Visits – Guided Tours
The History and Folk Art Museum is visited on a daily basis by schools (all levels), students and researchers, individuals and folk art groups from other municipalities. The guided tours are adapted to pupils according to age and knowledge. Guided tours for schools are organised in the morning following telephone contact with the Museum’s secretariat.

Donations
The largest part of the Museum’s exhibits comes for donations made by citizens. The Museum warmly welcomes any donation given that the recording of local history is of utmost importance. Within this context, apart from the donation of heirlooms or a common object, even copies of documents or old photographs can help. To make a donation, please contact the secretariat of the Museum.

Events - Publications
The History & Folk Art Museum participates in the cultural life of the town with various activities and events, such as exhibitions with a folk art content (painting, photographs, embroidery), lectures, anniversary events (the Fall of Constantinople), and the organization of 8th Attica History & Folk Art Symposium. The Museum also prints a significant number of publications concerning the history and folk art of the area, ceramics etc.