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The museums Brazil
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover The museums

To find out more about Brazil, go to the National History Museum in Rio. You will discover the traditions of the country through furniture, silverwork, and other historical items. Still in Rio, the Museu de Belas Artes holds works from the 18th century French School and paintings by the French artists Taunay and Debret. There are also paintings by Brazilian artists from the 19th century, such as Meirelles, Américo, da Costa and Almeida Júnior. The Chácara do Céu museum has oriental paintings from the 18th century, paintings by Monet, Picasso, and Dali, and Brazilian artists from the 19th and 20th centuries, such as Di Cavalcanti. The museu da República has French and Brazilian furniture, and works by national artists such as Bernadelli, da Costa, Vilares and Amoêdo. The museu de Arte Sacra exhibits azulejos tiles, earthenware sculptures, ivory and silverwork, from the 16th to the 20th century. In Recife, the museu do Homen do Nordeste is a wealth of information on the origins, traditions, culture and daily life of the inhabitants of the region. In Belém, the Emilio-Goeldi museum presents the history of the Amazonian. It is also a botanical garden and zoo. In Manaus, the museu do Indio contains craftwork, quotidien objects, costumes and arms belonging to the Tukanos, Dessanas and Tarianos Indians. The museu de Ciências Naturais has butterflies, alligators, turtles, and stuffed fish.

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The museums

The museums , Museu Paulista , Brazil
Museu Paulista

The Museu Paulista is principally dedicated to research, exhibitions, and the dissemination of culture.

© Dudu Cavalcanti - age fotostock
The museums , The São Paulo Museum of Art , Brazil
The São Paulo Museum of Art

The biggest museum of Western art in the southern hemisphere, it brings together more than 8,000 pieces and welcomes 50,000 visitors every month.

© Marcos Hirakawa - age fotostock
The museums , The National Historical Museum , Brazil
The National Historical Museum

Here, you will discover the country's history and traditions through furniture, silverware and various objects.

© Wilfried Louvet
The museums , The National Museum of Fine Arts , Brazil
The National Museum of Fine Arts

With its collection of almost 16 thousand pieces, the National Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro is Brazil's principle art museum.

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The museums , The Museum of Natural Sciences , Brazil
The Museum of Natural Sciences

It preserves butterflies, alligators, turtles and stuffed fish.

© Aleruaro - age fotostock
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