President of Brazil, Louvre and British Museum React on Fire in Brazil's National Museum

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
President of Brazil, Louvre and British Museum React on Fire in Brazil's National Museum

Brazil President Michel Temer: “It is incalculable for Brazil to lose the collection of the National Museum,” said the president. “Two hundred years of work, research and knowledge were lost. History can not be measured by the damage to the building that housed the royal family during the Empire. It is a sad day for all Brazilians.”

Image: The National Museum of Brazil
On latest Sunday, September 2, the National Museum of Brazil, one of the largest natural history and anthropological museums in the Americas, was destroyed in a massive fire that consumed the entire 200-year-old structure located inside Quinta da Boa Vista park in Rio de Janeiro.
More than 20 million pieces of history, including Egyptian mummies and historic artwork, may have been destroyed.

 

Brazil President Michel Temer 
“It is incalculable for Brazil to lose the collection of the National Museum,” said the president. “Two hundred years of work, research and knowledge were lost. History can not be measured by the damage to the building that housed the royal family during the Empire. It is a sad day for all Brazilians.”

The Musée du Louvre, twitter
"It is with profound sadness that we learn of the dramatic fire that affected the of Rio de Janeiro. The Louvre expresses its deepest solidarity with the museum and its team. This is a major loss for Brazil and World Heritage".
The British Museum
"The British Museum is deeply saddened to hear the reports of the fire at the Museu Nacional and our sympathies are with all in Rio de Janerio at this difficult time. We will keep in touch with our colleagues in Brazil and offer our assistance for help in the future".
The National Museum of Brazil Museum might have lost the artifacts from Egypt, Greco-Roman art and some of the first fossils found in Brazil.
 

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