The EMST art archive specializes in the collection of archives related to the history of art of the 20th century and contemporary artistic creation, from Greece and abroad. It contains more than 18,000 items, including printed, manuscript and audiovisual material.
The mission of the art archive is to preserve, study and promote the archival material; to support and promote research regarding contemporary art, as well as to connect the archive with artistic practice and society.
The compilation of the art archive began in 2000, with an invitation addressed by EMST to Greek artists or their heirs to donate their archives. There was a large number of artists that responded. It is worth mentioning several great donations, such as the archives of Bia Davou and Pantelis Xagoraris donated by their son, Zafos Xagoraris, as well as the Danil archive by the artist himself. In the years that followed, the art archive was enriched with material with respect to foreign artists, institutions, galleries and other organizations. Today, the goal of the collection policy is its constant enrichment and the representation of diverse creators, movements and aspects of artistic reality.
The art archive accepts donations that fall under its collection development policy. For donation proposals please contact the curators Eleni Ganiti (firstname.lastname@example.org), Anina Valkana (email@example.com).
In the context of achieving its goals, the art archive designs and implements Programs and Activities.
Art Archive Use and Services:
The archival material is available for study purposes. The researcher has access to the material upon presenting his/her ID card and after completing the Application. The research application is approved by the art archive.The study of the archival material is carried out exclusively in the reading room. The reproduction, publication/presentation and loan of archival material may be permitted upon request and in accordance with the Library and Art Archive Regulation.
VIEWS FROM THE ART ARCHIVE
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. +
Library – Art Archive: firstname.lastname@example.org
Archivist / Librarian,