The SNF Supports the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Greece
19 July 2018

In June 2018, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation approved a grant application by the National Museum of Contemporary Art, in Athens, Greece. The SNF contribution amounts to more than $3 million (~$3,624,502).The grant aims to support the Museum in fulfilling all the necessary steps that will lead to its completion and full operation, and enable it to stay open to the public on a permanent basis.

Specifically the grant supports the purchase of equipment, the completion of final works, and the implementation of the approved plans for the installation of its permanent collection. In parallel, the grant will enable the operation of the media lounge, the screening and conference room, as well as of the library, the archives, the roof terrace and other areas.

The Museum’s constantly growing collection is formed around a very important nucleus of works by Greek and international artists, such as Jannis Kounellis, Stephen Antonakos, Gary Hill, Vlassis Caniaris, Chryssa, Mona Hatoun, Emily Jacir, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Kim Sooja, Nikos Kessanlis, Shirin Neshat, Lucas Samaras, Costas Tsoclis, Bill Viola, Joseph Kosuth, Pedro Cabrita Reiss, Costas Varotsos, George Lappas, Oliver Ressler, Gulsun Karamustafa, and others.

Since 2016, the Museum’s permanent home is the former Fix brewery on Syngrou Avenue, Athens, Greece.