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Hola! My name is Karen Vidángos (@latinainmuseums) Like many of you have probably seen in the news the past few days, a devastating fire has torn through Brazil's National Museum  destroying almost 90% of its collection. This horrible tragedy has been felt deeply in the museum community as we mourn together the loss of thousands of years of human history. 

It is absolutely heartbreaking seeing the images of the fire engulfing the beautiful space where priceless artifacts were stored and cared for by the stewards of the Museu Nacional and it is with both anger and sadness that I created this GoFundMe to help in anyway I can to those who will seek to rebuild this great museum for the Latin American community. 

I've never started my own GoFundMe fundraiser but any amount helps. All funds will go to help rebuild this museum  as they need help to not only rebuild the actual structure but aid in rebuilding the collection. 

I am not in direct contact with any of the museum staff but have donation information from their official accounts (where you can make a direct donation if you'd like):

Associação Amigos do Museu Nacional 
Banco do Brasil
Agência (Agency): 3010-4
Conta corrente (checking account): 60.618-9
CNPJ (Tax ID Number): 30024681/0001-99


To my fellow colleagues at the Museu Nacional in Rio de Janeiro, know that the museum community mourns with you and we will help in anyway we can. 

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me directly at hola@latinainmuseums.com. Gracias.

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Hi all,

First I want to thank you for your donations. It means a lot that people want to help rebuild a cultural institution that has lost so much and will need help for many months and years to come. Unfortunately, at this time, individuals donating internationally to the organization in charge has been difficult and the institution, understandably, is unable to assist. After speaking with a few different people, no reasonable solution was found so the campaign is being suspended and I have contacted GoFundMe to issue refunds.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me. Otherwise, I will follow up with an update regarding refunds and when to expect them.

Thank you!

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I just want to thank everyone who has donated and rest assured the museum will have the names of everyone who has helped rebuild Brazil's treasured museum.

I have not decided when to donate the money as I'd like to wait until we raise more. Lastly, I have currently been reached out to by a fellow museum colleague who is also raising money and we will be donating the money we've raised together. Thanks! -Karen
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