Rio de Janeiro

Brazil’s ArtRio fair returns with a strong domestic focus and stands divided into earthy and maritime pavilions

Brazil's second-biggest fair is back at full scale and in-person after two years of hybrid editions, with modern and contemporary Brazilian art, plus a solo sector curated by collector Ademar Britto

Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo museums offer new approaches to showcasing Indigenous culture in Brazil

A long-closed historic institution and a new museum have contracted committees of Indigenous advisors who will contextualise the ancient and present cultures of their tribes

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Rio de Janeiro’s Unesco-listed slave wharf receives nearly $2m for renovation

Archaeologists have uncovered more than one million objects on the site

Phoenix project rises amid the wreckage of Brazil’s National Museum blaze

The museum is seeking $30m to reopen one wing in 2022 for the bicentennial of Brazilian independence

Rio de Janeiro’s National Museum requests emergency funding for recovery efforts after fire

As pieces of its ancient Egyptian collection are salvaged, the museum’s director says it can no longer afford storage facilities

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Archaeological trove discovered beneath zoo heads to Rio de Janeiro’s National Museum

More than 30,000 imperial artefacts were found in the nearby RioZoo last week

Cause of Rio de Janeiro’s National Museum fire revealed

An overheated air conditioning unit was the starting point of the inferno that destroyed the building last year

Rio de Janeiro's slave wharf museum gains ground

The Unesco-listed site is due to receive a museum of Afro-Brazilian culture

2018: the year in review

Our London and New York teams ponder 2018's biggest art stories. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack and Aimee Dawson

2018 in museums: big ethics questions dominate the field

Museums are facing greater scrutiny over sponsorship and the artists they choose to display

Rain threatens recovery effort at Brazil’s National Museum

Meanwhile, the museum partners with a Chinese tech firm to digitise its catalogued collection

National Museum in Rio starts rebuilding efforts with temporary exhibitions

While most of its collection is still buried under rubble, the institution begins the long road to restoration with displays of stored works that were spared from the fire

Protesters decry neglect after Brazilian museum fire

Amid melee at Rio's National Museum, museology students begin project to digitise the institution

Grow, grow, Gagosian: Gallery expands to Brazil

Temporary space in Rio de Janeiro means the gallery’s total space is greater than Tate Modern