The National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) began operating in 2000. Anna Kafetsi, Ph.D., aesthetics-art history, was founding as the founding director of the EMST. It is the only state museum in Athens with the subject of modern Greek and international art creation.
The headquarters of the museum are the former Faux factory, which was reconstructed and transformed into a modern exhibition space with all the necessary infrastructure.
EMCC has its headquarters in the building of the old Phox factory (Syngros-Fix Station). The building of the Greek architects Takis Zenetou (1926-1977) and Margaritis Apostolidis (1921-2005), students of Le Corbusier, is a representative example of modern industrial architecture. With its reconstruction, a modern museum of a total area of 20,000 square meters was established, which preserves the simple industrial character of the old factory and is adjacent to archaeological sites and the New Acropolis Museum. The project was co-financed by the 3rd CSF and the Ministry of Culture.