17/09/2018

Donations to the National Museum (Rio de Janeiro)

As you may know, as a result of a fire the archives, the Francisca Keller library, and most other materials in the National Museum (Rio de Janeiro) have been destroyed - see the enclosed pdf for details. This is a most tragic loss imaginable - for instance, all the materials collected by Curt Nimuendaju (the compiler of the ethnographic map of Brazilian tribes and an outstanding scholar) are gone. Our colleagues at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro are now seeking to reconstruct at least part of the library, and are seeking donations of books, off-prints, etc. The collection had books in Portuguese, Spanish, French, English, Italian, German, and in several indigenous languages. 

For details on how to donate the library please see the following link

https://franciscakeller.weebly.com/english.html

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