Mail & Guardian: ‘South America’s biggest museum was destroyed by fire on my watch’

Mail & Guardian: ‘South America’s biggest museum was destroyed by fire on my watch’. “The fire at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris devastated one of the world’s most iconic buildings, an incalculable loss to humanity’s architectural, religious and cultural heritage. Alexander Kellner knows exactly what this feels like. He was in charge of Brazil’s National Museum when it burnt down last year, destroying more than 90% of the collection. This is his story.”

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