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Museum of Modern Pottery

Apart from museum, it is also a study centre of modern pottery.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1971 Until then, the last tenant of the Petropoulos family, Ioanna Petropoulou, lived in the building. Another woman stayed here until 1981.

    1981 A strong earthquake caused serious cracking and the tenant abandoned it.

    1987 The Center for the Study of Modern Pottery - Georgios Psaropoulos Family Foundation was founded.

    1996 The Ministry of Culture granted the building to the Georgios Psaropoulos Family Foundation.

    2000 The museum and research centre was inaugurated.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

The Centre for the Study of Modern Pottery – Georgios Psaropoulos Family Foundation, is at the same time a Museum of Modern Pottery and is housed in a neoclassical building of 1875, which belonged to the Petropoulos family. An impressive collection of traditional vases from all over Greece, dating from the 16th to the middle of the 20th century, is housed here. The permanent collection is spread over three rooms and a semi-outdoor space, introducing us to traditional pottery and workshops with a hand wheel and workshops with or without a foot wheel. The museum also has rich photographic and other audiovisual material, representations, documents and other objects. In addition, the building includes a space for periodical exhibitions, spaces for events and educational programs, a library, a cafe and a shop.

What I can't see

In addition to being a museum, the space is a research and educational centre. In the area of periodical exhibitions, parts of the bequeathed to the foundation Betty Psaropoulou’s collection are often exhibited.



Collective work (2014), Navigating the routes of Art and Culture, Part 1, Athens, Ministry of Culture and Sports


Yohalas T., Kafetzaki Τ., (2013), Αθήνα, Ιχνηλατώντας την πόλη με οδηγό την ιστορία και τη λογοτεχνία [Athens, Tracing the city guided by history and literature], ESTIA Bookstore


Pottery Museum, (d.u.) Το κτήριο, [The building]

Last visit 11/1/2024


Petraka E., (2007), Μουσείο Νεώτερης Κεραμικής, [Museum of Modern Pottery], in Οδυσσέας, [Odysseus], visit 11/1/2024