Prompted by its strong belief in the importance of art as a basic component of a nation's culture, the Sector of Fine Arts unleashes its artistic and cultural activities to give rise to the artist's inspirational sources of creativity in art movement. As a result, the artist can fully be integrated into society. Further, to widen the process of creativity the Sector of Fine Arts makes cultural sites available across the country to push forward the wheel of cultural development.
Throughout its history, the Sector of Fine Arts has witnessed several development phases. It first acted as a Supervision of Fine Arts, a department affiliate to the Ministry of Maaref (education). When the Ministry of Culture was established in 1958 it supervised fine arts by opening the General Department of Fine Arts under the chairmanship of artist Salah Taher.
In 1966 the General Administration of Museums, established in 1959, was annexed to the General Department of Fine Arts under the chairmanship of artist Abdel-Qader Rezk, who was the chief of art museums. Upon his retirement in 1972 Mr. Abdel-Hamid Hamdy was appointed the chief of the General Administration of Fine Arts and Museums. Hamdy successfully supervised plans, which turned the General Administration of Fine Arts and Museums into the General Authority of Arts and Culture. The latter included the Art Academy and both the Department of Arts Administrations of Arts and Sabbatical. By the establishment of the Supreme Council of Culture in 1980 the General Authority of Arts and Culture was replaced by the National Center of Fine Arts, which was chaired by artist Dr. Mustafa Abdel-Mo'ety. In 1988 Prof. Dr. Ahmed Nawar was appointed the Head of the National Center of Fine Arts, which was upgraded on February 16 th , 2000 , into the Sector of Fine Arts. Under Prof. Nawar, the Sector of Fine Arts has unveiled a dynamic and ambitious program to develop and upgrade art museums and cultural centers sponsored by the Sector.
On 13/4/2006, Mr./ Mohsen Shaalan has been appointed the Head of Fine Arts Sector.