KORKA, Eleni

Researcher; General Director of Antiquities, Hellenic Ministry of Culture

Dr Elena Korka graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Department of History and Archaeology), obtained an MA degree from the University of Laverne in California, and a PhD thesis from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has participated in many excavations following extensive experience as a field archaeologist, and is currently conducting: a) the Creek-American excavation in Rachi Koutsoghila, Kenchreai, Korinthia, b) in Faneromeni Chiliomodiou, Korinthia, she entered the archaeological service in 1979 and in 2014 she was appointed Director General of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports. Prior to this she was Head of the Directorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, Head of the Directorate for Documentation and Protection of Cultural Goods, Director of the Ephorate of Antiquaries and Private Archaeological Collections, Head of the Department of Greek and Foreign Scientific Institutions. She has excellent command of four languages (English, German, French, Italian). Current member on numerous councils and working groups, she has therefore gained a broad spectrum of experiences with heritage policy, awareness raising programs and preservation of mo ts. She is a member of various institutions such as ICCROM, ICOMOT ICOM, EAC, therefore being able to provide strategic and professional advice in the preparation of 1egal dispositions and heritage protection in its classical meaning. She has actively participated in many conferences, has many publications and received numerous awards.