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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While working to renovate Rio de Janeiro’s zoo, workers found historical artifacts dating back to Brazil’s imperial past at the Quinta da Boa Vista park, in the northern part...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to officials leading the recovery and reconstruction of the National Museum of Brazil, which was destroyed in a massive fire on September 2nd, the 200-year-old structure is now facing...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, September 16th, two weeks after a massive fire engulfed Brazil's National Museum, staff from the institution treated the public at Quinta da Boa Vista park to a small...
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...
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...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a sad and shocking scene late Sunday (September 2nd), the National Museum of Brazil, one of the largest natural history and anthropological museums in the Americas, was destroyed in...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Following four years of extensive restorations, Rio's Museu Nacional (National Museum) has re-opened two of its largest gallery spaces. Every year, more than 300,000 people visit the museum located...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Museu Nacional (National Museum) in Rio de Janeiro houses the largest collection of natural history and anthropology in Latin America and was the first scientific institution in Brazil. The...

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