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Folklore Museum of Kymi


The Museum has rich collections of objects, representing the following disciplines of folklore:   The collections exhibited in the Museum, an area of ​​450 m, as follows:   The ground floor is a large room with the costumes, the uniforms of soldiers of the Balkan Wars, the vestments of St. Nektarios, the sacred utensils, wood carvings, jewelry and'' urban'' corner. The room with the household utensils and separate rooms with the Office of Library and Archives (Photo, Ichothiki, Film Archive) and the photo lab.   Upstairs are the rooms that represent the living room and bedroom in the typical form, the room with the loom and weaving, the three smaller rooms with embroidery and knitting and the hall of the forms and images of Kimi and the life wave benefactor of mankind C. Papanicolaou. Upstairs is the store of folklore.   The basement is kiroplasteio, the area of ​​laundry and the traditional basement with cellar and farm tools. Also syntiritirio and cafeteria.   In the garden of the Museum has built outdoor 250-seat circular theater, where there have been many events such as theatrical performances, lectures, concerts of classical music and artistic Greek songs and film screenings by the Film Club Association.   In the village of Pyrgos Kimi,'' in private'' Chrysanthopoulos Mansion Annex operates the museum, the collection of popular 19th century artist Sotiris Chrysanthopoulos with the diverse talent in secular and religious work such as icons, frescoes, reliefs and the library consisting of incunabula editions.   The Museum collaborates on a permanent basis or as appropriate, with universities, the International Council of Museums (ICOM), Research Centres, Museums like, Libraries. Galleries and private scientists to carry out the research objectives.   The Museum has documented his collection, which maintains scientifically. It offers visitors informative multilingual guide. He has participated in exhibitions and TV shows in Greece and abroad and has significant publishing activity. The museum is visited by many students in organized visits to schools, contributing significantly to the cultural tourism in the region.   The multipurpose room, the expansion of the museum, used for lectures, seminars, exhibitions, educational programs and especially adult learners, necessary and complementary uses of the operation of the museum, according to the perceptions of modern Museology.   Weaving (mainly silk and gossamer tiriplenia) Embroidery (especially cocoon frames and white embroidery) Apparel (men's and women's bridal, party, weekdays) Metalwork Ceramics Wood Carving Folk art (works G.D 'Esposito, Sot. Chrysanthopoulos). Stone carving
Folklore Museum of Kymi, Central Evia



The Folklore Museum of Kimi founded in 1981 by the Cultural Association of Kimi and civilizing. It is the largest and best organized folk museum of Evia and one of the best of its kind in the country's regional museums. Moreover it has the character of the town museum.   Housed in a private three-story neoclassical building of the late 19th century, situated in the center of town, and belonged to the National Bank of Greece, which for years housed the store here.   The Museum's collection, which numbers about 1600 objects, apartisthike donations from the people who supported and continue to support morally and materially the whole effort of establishing and operating the museum.


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