Category: Fire in cultural institutions

Brazil museum fire: ‘incalculable’ loss as 200-year-old Rio institution gutted

theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/03/fire-engulfs-brazil-national-museum-rio Dom Phillips September 3, 2018 Brazil’s oldest and most important historical and scientific museum has been consumed by fire, and much of its archive of 20m items is believed to have been destroyed. The fire at Rio de Janeiro’s 200-year-old…

Heartbreak as museum destroyed in NSW fire

news.com.au/national/breaking-news/heartbreak-as-museum-destroyed-in-nsw-fire/news-story/676df659898a0aabcc08b4ee1bd25858 14/09/2017 A woman has escaped with her life, trapped inside a building as a bushfire ripped through an historic rail museum in the NSW Hunter Valley. Volunteers at the Richmond Vale Train Museum near Cessnock are counting their blessings…

Mountain museum set on fire, burglarized | 9news.com

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Nelson, B.C. – Fire destroys Nelson heritage building

Fire destroys Nelson heritage building Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/07/30/bc-nelson-fire-red-fish-grill.html#ixzz0vBmvacMO Last Updated: Friday, July 30, 2010 Four firetrucks were called out to the fire in Nelson on Thursday night. (Rich Mooney/CBC) A fire destroyed a heritage building in downtown Nelson, B.C., on Thursday…

Smoke forces evacuation of Statue of Liberty

Smoke forces evacuation of Statue of Liberty http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-statue-liberty-evacuation,0,4662788.story July 21, 2010 | 11:37 a.m. (Reuters) – New York’s Statue of Liberty was evacuated Wednesday after an elevator malfunctioned and filled the area with smoke, said the National Parks of New…

Fire hits Russian art restoration center

Fire hits Russian art restoration center http://www.upi.com/Top_News/International/2010/07/15/Fire-hits-Russian-art-restoration-center/UPI-28911279218848/ Published: July 15, 2010 at 2:34 PM MOSCOW, July 15 (UPI) — Two firefighters were killed Thursday in a blaze at a historic Moscow center for the restoration of art work. A senior…

WASHINGTON — Although water pressure in two city fire hydrants was less than 20 percent of what it should have been, city officials said Friday that that was not the reason firefighters could not save a home that contained one of the country’s largest private collections of African-American art.

August 8, 2009 Art Collection Burns, and Officials Offer Reasons By IAN URBINA WASHINGTON — Although water pressure in two city fire hydrants was less than 20 percent of what it should have been, city officials said Friday that that…

Der Versicherungsstreit um Millionenzahlungen für verbrannte Bücher der Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek Weimar ist beigelegt. Versicherung zahlt 5 Millionen Euro für verbrannte Bücher.

Versicherung zahlt 5 Millionen Euro für verbrannte Bücher 06. Januar 2009 Der Versicherungsstreit um Millionenzahlungen für verbrannte Bücher der Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek Weimar ist beigelegt. Danach erhält die Klassik Stiftung fünf Millionen Euro von dem Hauptversicherer Axa Art, wie…

PIERRE, S.D. Fire damages State Library

Associated Press – December 19, 2008 10:55 AM ET PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State officials are checking damage after an overnight fire in the boiler room of the State Library in Pierre. It happened on the first floor, where renovation…

Wildfire near LA's Getty museum contained

By ANDREW DALTON LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire burned 100 acres of brush and grass near the world-famous Getty art museum before it was doused early Thursday without causing any damage or injuries, fire officials said. Nearby Interstate 405…

Weimar: Versicherer sollen Anna Amalia Bibliothek fünf Millionen Euro zahlen. Mehr als drei Jahre nach dem Brand in der Anna Amalia Bibliothek in Weimar befasst sich das Landgericht Erfurt mit dem Streit um Millionenzahlungen für verbrannte Bücher. Das Gericht schlug einen Vergleich mit den Versicherungen vor.

Die neun Versicherungen sollen fünf Millionen Euro an die Klassik Stiftung Weimar zahlen, schlägt das Gericht vor. Das ist ein Viertel der umstrittenen Summe. “Der Ausgang ist völlig offen”, sagte der Vorsitzende Richter Karl-Heinz Buus beim Gütetermin. Der Versicherungsvertrag ist…

Brand in Anna Amalia Bibliothek: Versicherung geklagt. Die Weimarer Klassikstiftung will 13 Mio. Euro für die weitere Restaurierung der historischen Bibliothek. Doch die Versicherung will nicht zahlen.

Die Weimarer Klassikstiftung klagt nach dem Brand in der Anna Amalia Bibliothek mehr als 13 Millionen Euro von ihrer Versicherung ein. Nach Angaben des Landgerichts Erfurt vom Dienstag wehrt sich die Versicherung gegen diese Forderung, da die Bücher nicht unter…