The Peloponesian Folkore Museum in Nafplio was established with the initiative of the stage-designer Mrs Ioanna Papantoniou. It hosts traditional costumes, jewelry, ceramics, works of paintings and sculpture and other folk items.
In 1981, the foundation received a European Museum of the Year award. Its collection numbers 45,000 items as well as nearly 12,000 book titles. The foundation also regularly publishes studies concerning costume and folk culture.