Obstacles at Fix

Something is wrong at the Fix building, where work on transforming the former brewery into a a permanent home for the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) should have already reached completion, according to the contract signed by the BIOTER construction company. On June 26, 2007, at a celebration held in the presence of Giorgos Voulgarakis, then culture minister, the official opening was set for two years ahead. It’s almost October and there is still no sign of an opening. Work started on time in July 2007, problems concerning asbestos were resolved, but little progress has been made. Meanwhile, the EMST is lodged temporarily at the Athens Conservatory, pending completion of the project. Perhaps it’s time we heard something about it from the Ministry of Culture.