The Fine Arts Museum, affiliated with the Fine Arts Sector, undertook protection, sterilization and thorough disinfection measures, in order to tackle the emerging corona virus and limit its spread.
It is worth noting that the Fine Arts Sector continues to implement the decisions of Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly and Dr. Enas Abdel Dayem, Minister of Culture, regarding measures to confront the virus and reconsidering the working times of the sector employees.
The plastic arts sector also has 20 devices that work to detect body temperature for every worker present in the sector to ensure the health safety of workers, in addition to that the sector has sterilized the buildings of the sector and all art museums and also the art halls.
It is noteworthy that visits to the museums of the plastic arts sector are currently suspended, but some of the employees are present in museums to preserve the museums holdings, and the activities of art galleries are suspended but will resume when life returns naturally. For example, who had an art exhibition held during the month of March It will be carried over to next month or May and so on.
It is worth noting that the story of the museum's construction began in 1906 when the Alexandria municipality accepted the collection of paintings gifted by a fan of fine art, the German “Edward Fried Heim” and is composed of 217 works of art by a large group of foreign artists. To create a place for exhibiting works, otherwise it will be back to its home country "Germany" to be displayed in the "Dusseldorf" museum.
In 1935, another Alexandrian, Baron Charles de Menashe, gifted a villa to Muharram Bey to be a library and museum of works of art. Indeed, art collections began to be organized to display them, but the Second World War quickly struck and hit the building directly with injuries in 1942 and forced The municipality to ٰ store works, and the municipality has made large credits for transforming the villa into a large museum fit for Alexandria art.