ELISABET (ELSI) SPATHARI is an archaeologist, and an Honorary Director of the Ministry of Culture. She served in Attica, the Argolid and Corinthia, where she carried out excavations and oversaw works of conservation, restoration and the promotion of monuments and archaeological sites. She organized a large number of both permanent and temporary exhibitions in museums in Greece and abroad, among which is the present exhibition of the Archaeological Museum of Mycenae. She has written extensively in Greek, French and English.