The historic building of Athens’ Fix brewery is going to host the National Museum of Contemporary Art, opening in March 2014.
The restoration of the building is in progress in order to create state of the art facilities for the permanent collection, periodic exhibitions, educational programs, and workshops.
Deputy Minister of Culture, Costas Tzavaras visited the building to review the work and said he was satisfied with the progress of the project, which “is continuing rapidly and in the time limits as they have been set in the contract.” He also said that, “This is going to be a brilliant museum with an architectural importance.”
Τhe National Museum of Contemporary Art, established in October 2000, is the sole national institution focused on collecting and exhibiting contemporary Greek and international art in Athens. It operated, from 2000 to September 2003, on the ground floor of an 1,800-square meter space in the old Fix brewery, a fine example of post-war industrial architecture designed by Takis Zenetos.
It is located in close proximity to the center of Athens as well as the archaeological sites of the city, including the Acropolis and the New Acropolis Museum.