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Brazil

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

Meanwhile, a forthcoming museum dedicated to the history of the site has faced severe delays

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National Museum of Brazil

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

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Museums & Heritage

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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Brazil

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

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Museums & Heritage

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

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Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro's slave wharf museum gains ground

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

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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.

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The Year In Review

2018 in museums: big ethics questions dominate the field

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

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Museums & Heritage

Rain threatens recovery effort at Brazil’s National Museum

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

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Brazil

‘Brazil’s Donald Trump’ Jair Bolsonaro may thwart efforts to rebuild Rio museum destroyed in fire

New far-right president wants to remove the country’s ministry of culture

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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

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Protesters decry neglect after Brazilian museum fire

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