Brazil’s 200-year-old Museu Nacional destroyed by fire

House of the WaterlilyOne of the largest natural history museums in the Americas was engulfed in flame on Sunday, 2 September 2018. A majority of Rio de Janeiro’s 200-year-old Museu Nacional’s archive is believed to have been destroyed. The museum’s collections included items brought to Brazil by Dom Pedro I, Greco-Roman artifacts and some of the first fossils found in Brazil. With an archive of 20 million items, the fire was “a lobotomy of the Brazilian memory,” said presidential candidate and former environment minister Marina Silva. Read the full story: Brazil museum fire: ‘incalculable’ loss as 200-year-old Rio institution gutted

In solidarity, we present our title FETISHES AND MONUMENTS: Afro-Brazilian Art and Culture in the 20th Century by Roger Sansi.

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