Part of Rio National Museum's collection can be recovered

Part of Rio National Museum's collection can be recovered

A fire of still incalculable proportions hit, on Sunday night (2), the National Museum of Rio, in Quinta da Boa Vista, in São Cristóvão.The museum is ...

A fire of still incalculable proportions hit, on Sunday night (2), the National Museum of Rio, in Quinta da Boa Vista, in São Cristóvão.The museum was closed for visitation by the time the fire started.The site was home to the oldest group of fossils found in the Americas, including the skeleton named 'Luzia', which dates from around 10,000 BC. The space is linked to UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro).The 200-year-old building was the residence of the Portuguese royal and imperial Brazilian families and has one of the most important collections in the country, with about 20 million pieces. ...


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