At the core of the collection are the porcelain dolls wearing costumes from various regions of Greece, manufactured in Germany in the early 20th century, and donated to the Lykeion ton Ellinidon in 1914 by Queen Olga.

The collection also includes handmade cloth dolls, which are thought to have been made at the start of the 20th century by girls attending the “Sunday Schools”, a vocational training initiative undertaken by the Lykeion ton Ellinidon.

Also in the collection are dolls from the end of the 20th to the start of the 21stcentury, as well as ceramic figurines in costumes from different areas of Greece.

Other sets comprise the handmade dolls that were created for sale in the Lykeion ton Ellinidon’s Arts and Crafts Section in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as samples from the PlaymoGreek line.

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The enrichment of the CMLE’s collections, with the aim of safekeeping, preserving, utilising and promoting them, has been a constant goal throughout all these years.

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