Ministry of Culture (Egypt)
The Ministry of Culture of Egypt is a ministry responsible for maintaining and promoting the culture of Egypt. The current minister is Helmy Namnam, who has been a secular author and journalist.
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 by the establishment.
- Supreme Council of Culture
- The General Egyptian 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
- "Egypt's Sherif Ismail cabinet with 16 new faces sworn in by President Sisi". Ahram Online. 19 September 2015. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
- Azim, Nesma Abdel (September 21, 2016). "Helmy Al Namnam, the brave secular voice in Ismail's cabinet". Albawaba.
- Jessica Winegar (2009). "Culture is the Solution: The Civilizing Mission of Egypt's Culture Palaces" (PDF). 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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