Tûba Ekmekçi is the director of Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA) Bodrum Research Center in Turkey. She has received her BA in 1992 at Ege University in Classical Archaeology and is earning her MA at Mugla University in Archaeology since 2009. She has been with INA since 1991 when she started as an intern and one year later, she started to work as conservator until 2008 when she accepted the position of director. She has taken a part of different projects in INA but mostly worked on Uluburun Shipwreck objects and for a short while Yenikapi Excavation in Istanbul under the leadership of Dr. Cemal Pulak. Since 1993 she has been giving the tours for the visitors and friends of INA at the St John Castle where the Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology located and INA Head Quarter in Bodrum.

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