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Brazil's National Museum continues slow restoration five months after devastating fire01:06

Brazil's National Museum continues slow restoration five months after devastating fire

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
February 13, 2019 at 04:12 GMT +00:00 · Published

Five months after a huge fire engulfed the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, the museum opened its doors to the press on Tuesday and showed its progress on retrieving historic artefacts.

According to the director of the museum, Pedro Dial, they need "more space, more infrastructure to continue this work," but they are happy to be "able to retrieve part of the Brazilian history."

On September 2, 2018, a massive fire broke out in the National Museum of Brazil endangering a collection of approximately 20 million items going back more than two centuries.

Brazil's National Museum continues slow restoration five months after devastating fire01:06
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Five months after a huge fire engulfed the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, the museum opened its doors to the press on Tuesday and showed its progress on retrieving historic artefacts.

According to the director of the museum, Pedro Dial, they need "more space, more infrastructure to continue this work," but they are happy to be "able to retrieve part of the Brazilian history."

On September 2, 2018, a massive fire broke out in the National Museum of Brazil endangering a collection of approximately 20 million items going back more than two centuries.