Institution plans to begin facade restorations this year and build new laboratories next year.
The National Museum, which was ravaged by a fire one year ago in Rio de Janeiro is already expected to reopen in 2022. The aim is to allow the public into at least one part of the palace on this date, which commemorates the bicentenary of the country's independence.
The reconstruction works will begin with the building's facade and roofs. The project is in the hands of a company hired by the UFRJ (federal university responsible for the museum) and the completion of the tender and start of the works are scheduled to take place later this year.
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