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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 National Museum began after it closed to the public on Sunday and raged into the…

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 after Wednesday’s blaze reduced several irreplaceable exhibits to ashes but spared the life of their…

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

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Historic home of Phillips Collection reopens after fire

The walls of the grand parlor and original bedrooms, home to some of Washington’s most famous paintings, are repainted in delicate shades named Lulled Beige and Misty Mica. The trim of some rooms are a shimmering sand, better to complement Pierre Bonnard’s pastels and Edgar Degas’ dancers. The new oak floors shine with polish. Outside, the mansion’s bricks have been…

Oklahoma City firefighters are trying to determine what caused a blaze at the Science Museum

No injuries or damage reported with fire at Science Museum Oklahoma building OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City firefighters are trying to determine what caused a blaze at the Science Museum Oklahoma. Crews received a call reporting the blaze about 11:40 a.m. Saturday. Officials say firefighters found roofing material that was next the building on…

Washington DC USA: Fire Breaks Out At The Phillips Collection

Fire Breaks Out At The Phillips Collection http://dcist.com/2010/09/fire_at_the_phillips_collection.php A fire, which one employee is describing as “serious,” broke out at the Phillips Collection this morning. Firefighters set up outside the Phillips, located at 1600 21st Street NW, and proceeded to climb onto the roof, where they were operating with saws and hooks. “I work there,…

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 night, forcing the temporary evacuation of several downtown blocks while hundreds of town residents turned…

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 York Harbor. “The motor on our elevator started smoking,” said Mindi Rambo, spokeswoman for the…

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 fire official told RIA Novosti that dozens of firefighters extinguished the blaze at the Grabar…

Major fire damage being cleared at German castle; 16th-century Schloss Ebelsbach destroyed

Emergency safety measures are in place and the clearing of debris has begun on a Renaissance-period castle in southern Germany, which was destroyed by a fire in mid-September, causing damage estimated by police at several million euros. The roof of the structure has already been removed and its charred beams have been stacked in the yard…

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 was not the reason firefighters could not save a home that contained one of the…

Fire burns at historic College of Arms; around 40 firefighters were called to Blackfriars

Nico Hines A fire was burning inside the 17th Century College of Arms in Central London this afternoon, leaving thousands of historic documents at risk. The college building, which was constructed in the 1670s, houses the official records of the coats of arms of British and Commonwealth families dating back to 1530. Eight fire engines…

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A drunk electrician started a fire at a world-famous Moscow Tretyakov Gallery after he fell asleep while smoking a cigarette

Drunk worker reportedly starts fire in Moscow museum Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:25pm GMT MOSCOW (Reuters) – A drunk electrician started a fire at a world-famous Moscow art museum after he fell asleep while smoking a cigarette, a police source told RIA news agency Sunday. The blaze at Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery started in an engineering…

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 ein Sprecher des Landgerichts Erfurt am Dienstag mitteilte. Beide Seiten hätten sich nach monatelangen Verhandlungen…

Extra-alarm fire wrecks Chinese-American Museum of Chicago, officials say.

By Deanese Williams-Harris and Dan P. Blake. Chicago Tribune reporters. September 20, 2008. A Chinatown landmark that houses the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago was heavily damaged Friday by an extra-alarm fire, officials said. The museum, which opened in 2005 in a former warehouse and grocery, had become a repository for photos and artifacts donated by…

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 seiner Meinung nach nicht eindeutig formuliert. Strittig ist, ob die Versicherungssumme für die Bibliothek bei…

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 den Versicherungsschutz fielen. Er umfasse nur ausleihbare Gegenstände. Der Zivilprozess beginnt an diesem Mittwoch vor…