The Casa Rui Barbosa Museum

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Rui Barbosa Historic House Museum, located in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, opened to the public on August 13th 1930. The museum is installed in the residence where Rui Barbosa, an important Brazilian politician lived with his family between 1895 and 1923, the year of his death. It was the first Brazilian public institution be defined as a historical house museum, and as such the Casa de Rui Barbosa Museum has a relevant role amongst the historic house museums.
The Museum develops technical and research activities in the areas of conservation, documentation, museum education, and communication based on its archives of museological, botanical, architectural, and biographic collections.