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Museu Nacional do Rio de Janeiro continua interditado pela Defesa Civil após ter sido destruído por um incêndio na noite do último domingo. Tânia Rêgo/Agência Brasil


Brazil’s BNDES to assign $ 6 million for museums and archives

A trust is to be created specifically for rebuilding Rio's museum

Published in 04/09/2018 - 18:15

By Karine Melo Brasília

Two days after the massive fire that hit Rio de Janeiro’s National Museum, the Brazilian government has launched measures aiming to rebuild it. Three decisions were announced after a meeting: the publishing of a provisional presidential decree creating a trust, the establishment of a management committee and the earmarking of $ 6 million for museums and other institutions. 

The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) will make the amount available for the funding of safety and fire prevention projects and for the modernization of museums, archives and institutions.

The request for proposals is to be published by the end of the month. BNDES president, Dyogo Oliveira, pointed out that the institutions are expected to present their proposals and apply for the money. The sums will be made available as a donation.

Government officials have also announced the creation of a management committee to spearhead the National Museum’s rebuilding process. The committee will be composed of representatives from the ministries of Education, Culture and Foreign Relations, besides officials from Brazil’s Chief of Staff team.

The provisional presidential decree, to be published the next few days, will also create a trust specifically for the rebuilding of Rio’s National Museum.


Translation: Mariana Branco Edition: Kleber Sampaio/Mariana Branco

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