COLLECTION OF THE MONTH: MUSEU NACIONAL, RIO DE JANEIRO

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Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Museu Nacional

The Museu Nacional was created in 1818. Its collections, covering c. 20 million artefacts and specimens, encompass natural history, archaeology, egyptology, anthropology, scientific instruments, as well as historical archives and libraries. On 2 September 2018, the Museu Nacional was partly consumed by a tragic fire. However, it is totally mobilised towards its reconstruction.

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Museu Nacional, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, in the UMAC World Database.


UMAC Database

This article is part of the series ‘UMAC Collection of the Month’. 
If you want to explore more university museums and collections visit the  UMAC World Database.

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