The years 2015-2019 have been very important for the mission and operations of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST).

Since October 2016 the Museum has been making use of the building’s temporary exhibition spaces, educational facilities, conference and screening room, the museum shop and other facilities, producing or supporting a large number of exhibitions and other activities including conferences, talks, book presentations, film screenings, and dance and musical performances.

The pivotal moment for EMST in continuing its dynamic development was the approval of a €3,000,000 grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The funds will allow the Museum to undertake the work needed to realize its core strategic goal of full operations, with the equipment and implementation of the approved plans for the installation of its permanent collection on the three top floors, the operation of the media lounge, and the completion of the screening and conference room, the library, the archives, the roof terrace and other areas. During the same time, the public tender for the operation of the café and restaurant will also have been completed.

For this reason, EMST moves to the necessary works that will lead to its full operation.

During the period of the works the museum will not realize any exhibitions or any other activities.

The Museum’s offices are open Monday to Friday 9:00-17:00.


Photograph: Dimitris Bloukas