Rio’s National Museum to Receive 2,000 Works of Art From Italy

In addition to loaning the artworks, Italian restoration specialists will help in the repair of items found in the museum's rubble, after a fire in 2018.

By Richard Mann

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Nine months after the fire that destroyed the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, the Italian Ministry of Culture has announced the shipment of some 2,000 works of art to the institution's collection.

Marble statues and fresco paintings over 2,000 years old are among the pieces that may come to Rio in early 2020. The Italian government intends to loan the artworks for up . . .

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