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Roundtable on the National Museum of Brazil

Special guests join MOA and Nuno Porto, Curator of Africa and South America, for a roundtable conversation about the National Museum of Brazil—Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and the recent fire that destroyed its 200-plus-year collections. As a central scientific institution of South America—and the world—the National Museum and its future is a global concern. Its rebuilding calls for the participation of many around the world.

This roundtable will set in context the institution’s academic leadership in South America. It will also focus on the relationship between MOA and the Royal British Columbia Museum (Victoria) with the National Museum, and how the museum community of BC can contribute to its future.

Where: MOA Community Lounge
When: September 28, 2018, 2 – 5 pm

Open to students, staff, faculty and community members in and around UBC.

Free, no registration required. Limited capacity.

If you have questions, please contact Nuno Porto at nuno.porto@ubc.ca.

Conveners:

Jack Lohman, CEO, Royal British Columbia Museum

Andrea Roca, sessional lecturer of Portuguese and Spanish, Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies, UBC; alumna, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and member of its Laboratory for Research in Ethnicity, Culture and Development

TBC: Antonio Carlos de Souza Lima (via Skype), professor, post-graduate program in Social Anthropology, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; director, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro’s Laboratory for Research in Ethnicity, Culture and Development

Hosted by:

Silvio José Albuquerque e Silva, ambassador, Consulate of Brazil in Vancouver

Organized by:

Museum of Anthropology at UBC; Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria; Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies, UBC; Consulate of Brazil in Vancouver; National Museum of Brazil—Federal University of Rio de Janeiro