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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…