Melina Mercouri answers questions put to her by Andreas Ioannides.Sartre’s saying that “socialism is a kind of humanism”, and the position taken that social change is something irreparably bound to the cultural development of a country,determine the ministry’s objective,namely that of restoring a national identity to Greek matters of culture, of promoting democratic procedures ,and of bringing a socialist administration to Greece, including the parts of the country that are outside of the centre.This policy reflects on all matters of culture,on museums,the theatre, the arts, the cinema, music, and literature.Museums are conceived as places that instruct as well as entertain, as for archaeology, “this”, the minister adds, “is something that brings a kind of self-knowledge”.