"The Smithsonian collection on lace bugs is the biggest in the world", he said, but he said that because of a feud between an American and a Brazilian scientist, it has "a big hole: South America".
The Museum of Natural History in Brussels is to join a consortium of 11 worldwide institutions set up to help the National Museum in Brazil, which suffered widespread damage in a fire at the weekend.
On Monday, President Temer's office said he had held talks with officials from major Brazilian banks and businesses to examine ways to reconstruct the museum.
The collection included art and artifacts from Greco-Roman times and Egypt, as well as the oldest human fossil found within today's Brazilian borders, known as "Luzia". Bones of Maxakalisaurus, the long-necked dinosaur that was uniquely a Brazilian archaic animal, was among the valuable holdings of the museum. In 2015, for example, a blaze destroyed the prestigious Museum of the Portuguese Language in Sao Paulo.
As valuable as that specimen was to those who study the peopling of the Americas, it was nearly trivial in comparison to the vast scope of the museum, which was a cultural and scientific treasure.
Some Brazilians see the problems at the museum as a metaphor for the country's broader issues. For instance, the electricity went out in an annex on the site, causing some frozen specimens to begin to rot. While stealing treasures from Italy, France and Belgium, the Nazis were instructed to destroy important pieces created by Jewish artists and artifacts of Jewish culture.
Pieces covering a period of almost four centuries - from the arrival of the Portuguese in the 1500s until the declaration of the first Brazilian republic in 1889 - were also stored there.
The National Museum's collection ranged from archaeological finds to historical memorabilia.
Notably, Rede Sustentabilidade presidential candidate Marina Silva echoed his concerns, claiming that the fire was a "tragedy foretold" that had been caused by the financial shortages experienced by the UFRJ and other public universities over the last three years. Protesters clashed with police in Rio, linking the ruin of the National Museum to wider austerity measures and spending cuts that have left the country's infrastructure in woeful disrepair. The poor fire protection facilities reflected nothing but the apathy of the authorities.
Firefighters and museum personnel carry away a burnt painting from the National Museum after an overnight fire in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018.
A fire broke out in the 200-year-old museum on September 2 evening, destroying the vast majority of its massive collection and igniting a nationwide debate over the role of culture and learning in a society grappling with a frail economy and deep austerity measures. "The corruption that has effects on our health, our training, makes me sick", Natan Campos, an aspect dual carriageway sweeper who works within the environs of the museum, suggested the Instances.
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