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Centre of Latin American Studies


The Centre of Latin American Studies at the University of Cambridge is deeply saddened to hear of the fire at the Museu Nacional (The Brazilian National Museum) in Rio de Janeiro. The Museu Nacional is a site of global importance, with holdings central to the region's cultural and human history. We are particularly saddened that such a tragedy has taken place in the context of waning political and financial support for knowledge, both in universities and in the public sphere. Together with our esteemed colleagues and friends at the Museu Nacional, and in Brazil more broadly, we share this cultural and material loss, which reaches far beyond Brazil's boundaries.