- Apr 18, 2010
- Eastern Jutland
It's such a tragedy. Most of the collections seems to be lost and according to what I've read the building itself is reduced to a shell that is at the risk of crumbling.
It seems there was no fire protection measures to speak off and the big question is if Brazil has the funds to restore the palace.
That sure is the big question!
Because the museum had recently been allocated funds (don't know how much, or if it was remotely adequate) some of which was to go to fire prevention.
Alas, too late.
There will no doubt be political repercussions, but that's a little comfort, because even though the palace can be rebuild, the destroyed artifacts can't.
The destruction of a national museum in any country would be catastrophic. And if the national museum has been negleted to such an extent, are there any other museums that can provide a sufficient "historical back-up" in regards to some of the artifacts lost?