Tarcyla Fidalgo

Tarcyla Fidalgo is a doctoral candidate in Urban and Regional Planning at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro’s Institute for Research and Urban and Regional Planning (IPPUR-UFRJ). She holds a master’s degree in urban law from the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ).

A crowd of onlookers watches fire consume the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro on September 3.

Rio's National Museum Fire Was Not Just an Accident

The fire that destroyed the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro was part of a larger campaign of disinvestment aimed at the country’s history and culture.