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Wikipedia Is Digitally ‘Preserving’ Items Destroyed in the Brazil National Museum Fire

Category: Facilities & Risk Management

In an effort to preserve the memory of the 20 million objects lost in the September 2018 fire that decimated Brazil’s National Museum, Wikipedia has put out a call to the public to submit photos of the lost artifacts.

“We’re asking people everywhere to join our global community and help the world recover from this collective tragedy.”

– Katherine Maher, executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation

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