Sunday, April 22, 2012
IF YOU ARE A LIBRARY MOUSE...
The largest library in Latin America and the 7th world largest one, its collections include over 9 million items.
Among the significant collections of the National Library of Brazil is the Thereza Christina Maria photograph collection, which includes 21,742 photographs dating from the nineteenth century. These photographs were left to the Library by Emperor Pedro II in 1891. This collection has been inscribed on UNESCO's Memory of the World Programme Register in 2003 in recognition of its world significance and outstanding universal value.
You can go on a virtual tour of the library at: http://www.bn.br/portal/?nu_pagina=63