Fire at National Museum of Brazil Leaves Institution Gutted

September 4th, 2018

A major fire broke at the National Museum of Brazil has claimed an estimated 90% of the museum’s collection, the Guardian reports. Protests over the fire have blamed austerity measures and budget cuts to fund the Olympic Games and World Cup for depleting government funds to fireproof and protect the museum. “Look at the irony. The money is now there, but we ran out of time,” the museum’s director, Alexander Kellner, told reporters at the scene.

Read more at The Guardian