A new National Museum in Rio de Janeiro rises from the ashes

The restoration and rebuilding of the Paço de São Cristóvão aims to integrate the museum into the surrounding community

Following the devastating fire that ravaged the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro in 2018, destroying much of the palace interior and its precious collection, UNESCO, through its office in Brasilia, has been working on the ground to support its restoration.

UNESCO and the Museu Nacional Vive Project have chosen the consortium H+F Arquitetos e Atelier de Arquitetura e Desenho Urbano for the architectural design and restoration of the new museum, following a bidding and selection process involving renowned specialists in architecture, cultural heritage, engineering, and museology.