Ministry of Culture (Egypt)
|Preceding agencies||Ministry of National Guidance
Ministry of Culture and National Guidance
|Agency executive||Gaber Asfour, Minister|
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History and structure
Until 1958, the ministry of national guidance dealt with the cultural affairs. The ministry was established by President Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1958 under the name of the ministry of culture and national guidance. The French model was adopted in the establishment.
The ministry has the following branches:
- Supreme Council of Culture
- Egyptian General Book Authority
- National Library and Archives
- General Authority for Cultural Palaces
- General Authority for Books and National Documents
- The Opera House
- General Authority of the National Agency for Urban Harmony
- Egyptian Arts Academy
- Department of Applied Arts
- The Fine Arts Sector
- Cultural Development Fund
- The Book and Publishing Commission
- Dar El kotob
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- Jessica Winegar (2009). "Culture is the Solution: The Civilizing Mission of Egypt’s Culture Palaces". Romes 43 (2). Retrieved 14 July 2014.
- Sonali Pahwa; Jessica Winegar (Summer 2012). "Culture, State and Revolution". MERIP 42 (263). Retrieved 14 July 2014.
- "Egypt's Cultural Players in Crisis". Middle East Report.
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