Dr Maria Paschali is the art historian specialist at national level for the European-funded research project EHEM. She has worked, inter alia, with the Royal Academy of Arts, United Nations Development Programme, the University of Bologna and the Open University of Cyprus. She was awarded her MA and PhD in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art (University of London). Previously she obtained an MA in Museum Studies (University of Newcastle) and a BA in History and Archaeology, with a specialisation in Archaeology and History of Art (University of Athens). Key themes in her research centre on the challenges in digitising and curating the Middle Ages as well as on the uses of visual imagery, more traditionally associated with Byzantine, Islamic and Gothic art, in the Eastern Mediterranean.