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ART ARCHIVE

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 (eleni.ganiti@emst.gr), Anina Valkana (anina.valkana@emst.gr).

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

Leaflet, Donated by Niki Kanagini, 2001

Leaflet, Donated by Niki Kanagini, 2001

Invitation, Donated by Pavlos, 2001

Invitation, Donated by Pavlos, 2001

Poster, Donated by Vasso Kyriaki, 2005

Poster, Donated by Vasso Kyriaki, 2005

Leaflet, Donated by Zafos Xagoraris, 2001

Leaflet, Donated by Zafos Xagoraris, 2001

Leaflet, Donated by Zafos Xagoraris, 2001

Leaflet, Donated by Zafos Xagoraris, 2001

Leaflet, Donated by Zafos Xagoraris, 2001

Leaflet, Donated by Zafos Xagoraris, 2001

Letter Envelope, Donated by Zafos Xagoraris, 2001

Letter Envelope, Donated by Zafos Xagoraris, 2001

Concealment Card – Dimitris Alithinos, Donated by Zafos Xagoraris, 2001

Concealment Card – Dimitris Alithinos, Donated by Zafos Xagoraris, 2001

Leaflet, Donated by Danil

Leaflet, Donated by Danil

Colour Photograph, Donated by Zafos Xagoraris, 2001

Colour Photograph, Donated by Zafos Xagoraris, 2001

 
 
 

 
 
 

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

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

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

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

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