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Dina Amin appointed CEO of Visual Arts Commission

By :Marwa Mahmoud

The Saudi Minister of Culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah , issued a decision of appointing Dina Amin as CEO of the Visual Arts Authority, to implement the Ministry’s vision for the visual arts sector.

Dina Amin is a Saudi academic specialized in visual arts, both academically and professionally. She holds a BA in History of Art and Architecture from Walsley College in Massachusetts in the United States of America. She also passed a training course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Architecture.

She has a distinguished career path that extends for more than 20 years in international companies specialized in the field of contemporary arts.

During which she held many leadership positions in important companies including Philips, and Christie’s Company which is one of the largest organizers of art auctions in the world.

The Visual Arts Authority comes as one of 11 new cultural bodies recently launched by the Ministry of Culture to manage the Saudi cultural sector in its various directions and creative paths.

The authority will organize and develop the visual arts sector in the light of Ministry of Culture’ vision and through multiple tasks, including setting a strategy for developing the sector and following up its implementation, supporting and enabling active talents , institutions and companies to produce and develop content related to the visual arts.

It’s aiming also to support the protection of property rights Intellectual activities, setting up professional courses and programs, encouraging investment in the field, and other tasks that authority will undertake to develop the visual arts sector and raise it to the level that achieves the goals of the Kingdom’s 2030 vision by transforming it into an effective sector for specialized talents in the field.