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Fix Building to Be Renovated in Order to House National Museum of Contemporary Art

The National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) is being temporarily housed in the Athens Conservatory building until its permanent facilities at the former Fix building are completed.
The Fix building, designed by Greek architect Takis Zenetos (1926-1978), a student of Le Corbusier, is a representative example of modern industrial architecture.
Its renovation aims to create a contemporary museum of 20,000 square metres which will retain the austere industrial character of the former factory. The project is being funded by the 3rd Community Support Framework and the Ministry of Culture, and is expected to be completed in 2014. Its proximity to archaeological sites and the New Acropolis Museum will create a cultural axis where cultural heritage will intersect contemporary international art.
The National Museum of Contemporary Art Library is an art library specialising in contemporary art. It aims to contribute in every way possible to bolstering contemporary art and promoting culture by providing information to a broader national and international community. The library collection covers topics related to the visual arts and in part to applied arts, cinema, philosophy and culture, among others. It includes more than 5,500 volumes and maintains 18 active subscriptions to Greek and international art magazines.
The Greek Minister of Culture stated that the renovation of EMST has been disrupted numerous times, but this time it will be completed and help make Athens a significant tourist destination.

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