The Atlantic: What Was Lost in Brazil’s Devastating Museum Fire

The Atlantic: What Was Lost in Brazil’s Devastating Museum Fire. “Over the past five years, the museum faced severe cuts and didn’t even receive its full allotted funds from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. It was recently forced to crowdfund money to repair the termite-damaged base of one of its grandest mounted dinosaurs. ‘For many years, we fought with different governments to get adequate resources to preserve what is now completely destroyed,’ Luiz Fernando Dias Duarte, the museum’s deputy director, has said.”