National Museum opens exhibition on Antarctica, the first after the fire

Eight of the 160 exhibits on display were recently rescued from the rubble; the exhibition was planned before the fire.

Yesterday (Jan 16), the National Museum launched its first exhibition after the fire that destroyed part of its collection. The free exhibition focuses on Antarctica and is hosted at Casa da Moeda Palace, in the heart of Rio de Janeiro - the museum's first headquarters in 1818.

Eight of the 160 exhibits on display were recently rescued from the rubble of the building. These include fragments of fossilized tree trunks which are now covered with pieces of metal, as they were kept inside a cabinet that melted in the flames.

Read more in Folha de S. Paulo

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