CULTURE Brazil's National Museum holds exhibit after last year's inferno

CULTURE

Brazil's National Museum holds exhibit after last year's inferno

By Xu Zheqi | People's Daily app

13:02, February 27, 2019

Brazil's National Museum held an exhibit titled "National Museum lives, Rescue Archeology" at the Bank of Brazil Cultural Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on February 25, 2019. (Photos: AP)

180 items are on display in the exhibit, and 103 of them were rescued from the ashes of last year's inferno at the National Museum.

An inferno swept through Brazil's National Museum on the night of September 2, 2018. Only 10 percent of the collection was rescued. The entire restoration work is expected to be completed in 2020.

Founded in 1818, the National Museum is one of Brazil's oldest scientific institutions. The Museum held a vast collection with more than 20 million objects.

Pieces are on display at the Bank of Brazil Cultural Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Museum Director Alexander Kellner points out pieces to journalists during a media presentation at the exhibit on February 25, 2019.

Pieces are on display at the Bank of Brazil Cultural Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A man finishes hanging items at the exhibit on February 25, 2019.

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