The Museum will cover a total surface area of 7,250 sq. m. and will expand over 11 floors, five of which will be underground. The Museum’s exhibition spaces will include five floors in total, four above ground-floor level with a surface area of 1,124 sq. m. which will house the Foundation’s permanent collection, and one at the underground level, with a surface area of 530 sq. m. which will host temporary exhibitions of distinguished modern and contemporary Greek and foreign artists. On the ground floor, there will be a Museum shop which will carry the Foundation’s publications as well as other books and gift items.
The Athens Museum, which is expected to be completed in 2017, will mark the beginning of a new chapter in the history of the Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation whose purpose is the promotion of the Fine Arts in general, in Greece and internationally.