Brazil’s National Museum Staff Save Irreplaceable Items During Fire

Museum staff and volunteers are being credited with saving some of the National Museum's irreplaceable collection, while inadequate funding and maintenance are being blamed for causing Sunday's devastating fire.

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One day after the devastating inferno that consumed the National Museum of Brazil and most of its irreplaceable artifacts, local officials revealed that some of the museum's most prized artifacts may have yet survived the blaze thanks to the heroic efforts of museum staff, technicians, and students.

A group of around forty of them arrived on the scene shortly after the start of the blaze at around 7:30 PM Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?