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Statement by Minister of State Michelle Müntefering on the fire in the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro 

04.09.2018 - Press release

Michelle Müntefering, Minister of State for International Cultural Policy at the Federal Foreign Office, issued the following statement today (4 September) on the fire in the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro:

I am shocked by the terrible news about the devastating fire in the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro. The destruction of the museum’s unique collection is an incalculable loss for Brazil and the entire world.



Our staff in Brazil are in contact with the museum’s director and the authorities and are supporting them in dealing with this disaster and in salvaging, safeguarding and restoring documents and artefacts.“

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