The death of the former Egyptian Minister of Culture, Shaker Abdel-Hamid, in Corona


The former Egyptian Minister of Culture, Dr. Shaker Abdel-Hamid, died Thursday evening, after being infected with the Coronavirus, at the age of 69.

Enas Abdel-Dayem, Minister of Culture and all bodies and sectors, mourned Dr. Shaker Abdel-Hamid, former Minister of Culture, and said that the deceased played an important role in the Egyptian culture and left prominent marks in the field of art criticism.

He also participated in preparing generations of creative people, and expressed condolences to his family, friends and loved ones.

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It is noteworthy that Dr. Shaker Abdel Hamid Soliman was born on June 20, 1952 in Assiut, Upper Egypt, holds a doctorate degree in the psychology of creativity from Cairo University.

He worked as Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Culture, then assumed the position of Minister of Culture. At the Ministry of Dr. Kamal Al-Ganzouri in 2011, he is a professor of creative psychology at the Academy of Arts and a former vice president of the Academy. He also held the position of Dean of the Higher Institute of Art Criticism at the Academy of Arts, and worked as a director of the Gifted Education Program and a professor at the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the Arabian Gulf University (Kingdom of Bahrain / 2005-2011), And specialized in Studies of artistic creativity and artistic appreciation among children and adults, and he also contributed to literary and plastic criticism.

In addition, the late received many appreciation awards, including the Schuman Prize for Young Arab Scholars in the Humanities in 1990, and the State Prize For Excellence in Social Sciences in 2003, and the Sheikh Zayed Book Award in 2012.

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