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[Annelida] Brazil National Museum fire

Joana Zanol via annelida%40net.bio.net (by joanazanol from mn.ufrj.br)
Mon Sep 3 20:55:01 EST 2018


Dear All,

I am deeply sorry to confirm what you have seen in the news. The museum was
destroyed. It is all very hard to believe. The loss is immense and
priceless. Thankfully nobody was hurt.

The polychaete collection and lab are safe and had no losses. They are in
other buildings as well as collections of sponges, echinoderms,
crustaceans, cnidarians, other invertebrates, all vertebrates, and the
herbarium, which are safe and had no or very few losses. Many of the
mollusc  types are also safe (they were saved by the collection technician).

All the exhibition is gone as well as all collections and labs of
Anthropology, Archeology, Entomology and Paleontology Departments. In the
Invertebrate Department, we have lost all arachnology and most of mollusc
collection.

We are all devastated and joining strength to get back on our feet.

Sincerely,
Joana





2018-09-03 20:59 GMT-03:00 Dimítri de Araújo Costa <dimitricostacg from gmail.com
>:

> Some possible good news of hope:
>
> https://noticias.uol.com.br/ciencia/ultimas-noticias/redacao
> /2018/09/03/luzia-e-ossos-de-dinossauro-estavam-em-cofres-e-
> podem-ter-resistido-ao-fogo.htm?utm_source=facebook&utm_medi
> um=social-media&utm_campaign=noticias&utm_content=geral
>
> We really have to be very careful.
>
> Em seg, 3 de set de 2018 às 20:47, Geoff Read <Geoffrey.Read from niwa.co.nz>
> escreveu:
>
> > Thanks Dimítri.
> >
> > The aftermath of any building fire is so devastating. Let us all take
> > extra care now at our workplaces.
> >
> > A further update here in a translated private message posted to the
> > Crustacea list:
> >
> > "The buildings of the Departments of Vertebrates, Department of Botany,
> > Main Library, Classrooms Pavilion, Archaeological Laboratory at Casa de
> > Pedra, Annex Alipio de Miranda Ribeiro, and annex of the Service of
> > Teaching Assistance collection were not reached. The survival of the
> Annex
> > Alípio de Miranda Ribeiro is important, because it contained some
> > collections of invertebrates and dipterologia. The main building (Palácio
> > da Quinta da Boa Vista) was a total loss, with the possible exception of
> > the collection of mollusc type material that I could help save thanks to
> > Claudio (Collection Technician) who guided us through the darkness. The
> > employees who participated in the grouping of the last moments are of
> > course the courage and dedication, although we have managed to do very
> > little.
> > The major losses were the materials of the exhibition and the collections
> > located in the main building: archive and historical collection, most of
> > the entomological, anthropological collections, collections of
> arachnology,
> > and crustaceans. The collection of paleontology and mineralogy may be
> > partially salvaged if a careful work is done after the aftermath.
> > From the collections of vertebrates, the copies of the old exhibitions
> > that would be incorporated in the new exhibition have been lost, but most
> > of the scientific collection is preserved.”
> >
> > Geoff
> >
> > From: Dimítri de Araújo Costa <dimitricostacg from gmail.com>
> > Sent: Tuesday, 4 September 2018 11:15 a.m.
> > To: Geoff Read <Geoffrey.Read from niwa.co.nz>
> > Cc: annelida from magpie.bio.indiana.edu
> > Subject: Re: [Annelida] Brazil National Museum fire
> >
> > Hello Geoffrey,
> >
> > Professor, it seems that really a good part of the invertebrate
> collection
> > has been saved, according to the report of Prof. Eduardo Hadju (follow
> the
> > video link below).
> >
> > Source:
> > https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=568041580279747&
> id=192082700822521
> >
> > Despite the unrecoverable tragedy, we may have some news of hope in the
> > face of this tragedy.
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > Em seg, 3 de set de 2018 às 20:08, Geoff Read <Geoffrey.Read from niwa.co.nz
> > <mailto:Geoffrey.Read from niwa.co.nz>> escreveu:
> > Dear all,
> >
> > This is terrible news for Brazilian natural sciences.
> > https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/03/fire-engulfs-b
> razil-national-museum-rio
> > Photos indicate total destruction by fire of the Rio de Janeiro
> > 200-year-old National Museum on Sunday, 2 September 2018.  I've seen
> > amazing photos of museum people coming from the burning building rescuing
> > collection items - so brave of them.  We can only hope some or a lot of
> the
> > biology collections will have been warehoused elsewhere, as museums tend
> to
> > do for space reasons. If you know more about this aspect please update
> us.
> >
> > And ... "Museum officials and firefighters were able to salvage part of
> > the collection, removed before being hit by fire. One of the saved parts
> > was the collection of types of malacology"  How accurate this claim is I
> > don't know.
> >
> > From:
> > https://noticias.uol.com.br/ultimas-noticias/agencia-estado/
> 2018/09/02/predio-do-museu-nacional-nao-corre-risco-de-desab
> ar-segundo-os-bombeiros.htm
> >
> > Just as a tiny indication of the possible loss here are the Brazil MN
> > Polychaeta holotypes we have actually data-entered at WoRMS.  It's
> probably
> > only recent registrations.
> >
> >     Holotype MN 23384, locality Rio Grande do Sul, identified as Hyalella
> > imbya Rodrigues & Bueno, 2012
> >     Holotype MN MHN-BPO 14/0, identified as Kirkia heterobranchiata
> > Nogueira, López & Rossi, 2004
> >     Holotype MN MN 9571-Ia,, locality Palmeira, identified as Annulitubus
> > mutveii Vinn, Zabini, Sene-Silva, Kirsimae & Susan-Marcos, 2016
> >     Holotype MN MNRJ 5859, locality Brazil Southeast, identified as
> > Arturia alcatraziensis (Lanna, Rossi, Cavalcanti, Hajdu & Klautau, 2007)
> >     Holotype MN MNRJ/P455, locality Campos Basin, identified as Lacydonia
> > anapaulae Rizzo, Magalhães & Santos, 2016
> >     Holotype MN MNRJ/P456, locality Campos Basin, identified as Lacydonia
> > braziliensis Rizzo, Magalhães & Santos, 2016
> >     Holotype MN MNRJ/P457, locality Campos Basin, identified as Lacydonia
> > jacki Rizzo, Magalhães & Santos, 2016
> >     Holotype MN MNRJ/P771, locality Pará, identified as Namalycastis
> > caetensis Alves & Santos, 2016
> >
> > Geoff Read
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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Joana Zanol
Professora Adjunta
Departamento de Invertebrados, Museu Nacional
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ, Brasil

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