Massimo Osanna – full Professor of ClassicalArchaeologyat the University of Napoli “Federico II”- is Director General of Museumsat the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism. He received his PhD in Archaeology from the University of Perugia, where he studied the greekcolonization in Italy and a PhD in History from the University of San Marino, studing the religion of the ancient Peloponnesos. He carried out researches at the Italian Archaeological School of Athens and the University of Heidelberg (fellowship Alexander von Humboldt). He undertook his professional activity at the University of Basilicata where he was a Lecturer in classical archeology (since 1994), Associate professor (since2000) and Director of the School of Specialization in Archaeological Heritage in Matera (2002-2014). He was also Superintendent for the Archaeological Heritage of Basilicata (2007-2008); Directeur d’etude (2007) at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris (2007); Professor of Classical Archeology at the University of Heidelberg (2010); research fellow Alexander von Humboldtat the Humboldt-UniversitätBerlin (2011); visiting professor at the École Normale Supérieure, Paris (2013). Between 2014 and 2020 he has been the Director of the Archaeological Park of Pompei.