RESEARCH

RESEARCH

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST) features a library and art archive specializing in contemporary art. The EMST library and art archive are directly connected and jointly constitute a center for the study and research of contemporary art. Their mission is to support and strengthen the research work of the Μuseum and the research community, to promote scientific research, to connect with artistic practice and society, and to contribute to the familiarization of the public with contemporary art.

The library and art archive strive for continuous enrichment in relation to the policy and activities of the Μuseum. Special emphasis is given to the study, digitalization and promotion of these collections, in accordance with international standards and best practices. EMST aspires to cooperate with other archives, institutions, libraries and relevant organizations in Greece and abroad.

The goal is for the EMST library and art archive to function as a living laboratory of interdisciplinary research, study and promotion of contemporary art through activities, programs and partnerships.

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

LIBRARY

 
 
 

 

The EMST library specializes in contemporary Greek and international art. It has more than 8.500 publications and 450 magazine titles, in Greek and foreign languages.

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ΑΡΤ ARCHIVE

Newspaper Clippings, Donated by Cleopatra Dinga, 2005

Newspaper Clippings, Donated by Cleopatra Dinga, 2005

Poster, Donated by Niki Kanagini

Poster, Donated by Niki Kanagini

Exhibition Cataloge, Donated by Opy Zouni, 2005

Exhibition Cataloge, Donated by Opy Zouni, 2005

Manuscript, Donated by Rena Papaspyrou, 2004

Manuscript, Donated by Rena Papaspyrou, 2004

Invitation, Donated by Danil

Invitation, Donated by Danil

 
 
 

 
 
 

RESEARCH PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

 
 
 

 
 
 

CONTACT

The library and the art archive of EMST are under reorganization. During this time, the researchers can visit and have access to part of the collection by appointment. .

Contact Information:
Library – Art Archive: library.archives@emst.gr

Anita Valkana
Curator
Τ: 2111019006
email:anina.valkana@emst.gr

Eleni Ganiti
Curator
Τ: 2111019013
email: eleni.ganiti@emst.gr

Athina Karathanasi
Librarian
Τ: 2111019038
email: athina.karathanasi@emst.gr

Tatiana Fasouli
Archivist / Librarian,
Τ: 2111019057
email: tatiana.fassouli@emst.gr

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Who has access to the library?

Currently, the library serves the public only by appointment.

Who has access to the art archive?

The art archive can be accessed by anyone who submits the application for the use of archival material, which has been approved by the archivists and with the demonstration of his/her ID card.

Is it a lending library?

No, it is not a lending library.

What can I bring to the reading room?

You can bring notes, notebooks, pencils, portable devices such as laptops, etc. Your mobile phone must be in mute mode. Other personal items, such as bags, coats, umbrellas, etc., are stored in the special lockers provided free of charge.

Can I use the wireless network in the reading room from my portable device?

Yes, you can use the wireless network available throughout the Museum through your own devices.

Can people with disabilities / reduced mobility access the reading room?

Yes, they can and do precede other visitors.

How many library items can I see each day?

Each day you can study up to 20 items.

How does the library and art archive manage my personal data?

The personal data of library and art archive users are kept confidential and managed in accordance with the European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Can I use the computers in the reading room?

The computers in the reading room available for the users provide access to the library and art archive catalogs, the internet, databases, and programs.
The use of computers must be in accordance with the applicable law. It is forbidden to install programs and modify settings on computers. The use of computers for games, chats, and browsing websites that are not in line with the research process is prohibited. Users can save files from the internet to their external storage units. Library computers’ memory is used only for temporary data storage.
In case all computers are occupied, the order of priority is observed by the users themselves. Staff is not responsible for adhering to the order of priority.

Can I donate to the library?

The library accepts donations that fall under the collection policy of its collection.

Can I donate to the art archive?

The art archive accepts donations that fall under the collection policy of its collection.

What classification system does the library use?

Library uses the Dewey Decimal Classification 21 (DDC 21) system. Books on the shelves are arranged according to call number, based on the subject of the book and the first three letters of the main entry. Monographs and catalogs of greek and foreign artists are classified with the greek letters ΕΚ and ΞΚ respectively and the first three letters of the artist.

 
 
 
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