Brazil LAB Leads Relief Efforts for Brazil’s National Museum Lost to Fire

December 19, 2018
Firefighters salvage artifacts lost in the fire that destroyed Brazil’s National Museum. The museum, one of Latin America’s largest and most important scientific and cultural institutions, contained more than 20 million objects and was home to irreplaceable materials related to the study of Brazil’s Indigenous populations. Photo: Carlos Fausto, Professor of Anthropology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Princeton University’s Brazil LAB is coordinating efforts to assist the Postgraduate Program in Social Anthropology (PPGAS) of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, which lost offices, libraries and academic spaces in a fire on Sept. 2 at Brazil’s National Museum. João Biehl (Anthropology), co-director of Brazil LAB, is leading the University’s response, which includes a sizeable donation of print and digital books by Princeton University Press, and access to digital books and research materials through the Princeton University Library.

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