Museum of Gold and Silver-smithery, Folklore, and History (Nymfaio)

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Museum of Gold and Silver-smithery, Folklore, and History is an ethnographic museum located in the village of Nymfaio, West Macedonia, Greece. The museum was open on September 10, 2000 and inaugurated by Konstantinos Stephanopoulos, the president of Greece.[1]

Nymfaio is a traditional Macedonian village with Aromanian heritage, turned into a resort. The museum is located in a three-storey town house in the centre of the village in the traditional style known as the ‘Neveska House of Goldsmiths’ (Neveska being the old name of Nymfaio). The modern building is decorated with old mural paintings and furnished with authentic furniture and domestic amenities of a nineteenth-century house.[1]

The museum has showcases displaying two sets of rare goldsmith’s tools and a collection of goldsmith’s work (including men’s and women’s jewellery, ecclesiastical objects, buckles, belts, snuff-boxes, and household utensils). There are also showcases displaying authentic women’s costumes as well as photographs and other memorabilia of the Macedonian Struggle including original letters written by leaders of the Macedonian Struggle as Pavlos Melas, Kaoudis, Germanos Karavangelis, Georgios Katechakis, general Papoulas, and documents from the Archive of Euthimios Kaoudis and Nikos Mertzos.[1]

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