As Unesco prepares a mission to help recover priceless antiquities from the Rio museum fire, a course in ‘cultural first aid’ shows how it is done

As the dust settles at the National Museum of Brazil after its devastating fire last week, Samuel Franco Arce is gearing up to help.

Arce has twice rescued his own small museum in Guatemala from floods and storms, and has just completed a Dutch leadership course to teach others this unusual form of emergency aid.

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