Rio Must Improve Security Systems at Six Museums or Face Closure

The order comes a day after the announcement of the creation of the Brazilian Museum Agency and the closure of the Brazilian Institute of Museums.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A judge in Rio has given six federally-run museums in Rio de Janeiro thirty days to make improvements in their security system or they will be shut down.

The order was issued a week after a massive blaze destroyed thousands of priceless artifacts from Rio’s National Museum and a request by the Federal Prosecutor’s Office for the immediate closing of another six museums located in Rio de Janeiro due to possible fire hazards.

Among the museums Federal Judge Geraldine Pinto Vital ordered Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?