Host Country Studies Trip to the Folklife and Ethnological Museum of Macedonia-Thrace
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Visiting the Folklife and Ethnological Museum of Macedonia-Thrace in Thessaloniki is always a cultural experience, particularly with Elementary School students. Their innocent points of view help us better understand what D. Loukopoulos said back in 1938, «Just as it is true that the right to develop is identical with the right to eternal youth, so it is true that tomorrow is always shaped using the materials of yesterday. […] Only then can a civilization have sturdy foundations, when it is rooted in a profound awareness of its past, of its immediate past».
On the 4th of December we visited the permanent Museum exhibition on clothing in traditional society which includes 55 costumes from Macedonia and Thrace.
Our tour focused on Costumes, and our students were taught to distinguish the differences between city and rural costumes, woolen or silk materials, forms and shapes, colours and embroideries, jewelry and symbols. Back to school we will put into practice what we learnt in the Museum, creating our own paper aprons.
Amalia Spiliakou, Host Country Studies Coordinator