Museu do Indio, Rio de Janeiro

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Museu do Indio displays indigenous and tribal artifacts, such as headdresses, weapons, ethnographic objects. It uses multimedia exhibits, photos, paintings, and music to educate about indigenous cultures and their social situation in Brazil from the end of 19th century to the present. There are also some activities for kids, and the outdoor

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  • Quando fui lá estava fechado. Houve protestos em julho, e não dizem quando vai abrir de novo. The museum has been closed since July, when there was a protest and occupation. No information available o...  more »
  • Tucked away in a back street this little museum is well worth a visit for anyone interested in finding out more about the indigenous people of Brazil. The minute I walked through the gate I was approa...  more »
  • The Museu do Indio stays in a very nice neighborhood, and is a kind of an oasis in the city. The exhibition (about pearls) was amazingly beautiful and well structured, and the team offered an outstand...  more »
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  • Beautiful samples of clothing and jewelry of indigenous groups of Brazil. Very interesting videos. Only in Portuguese, but I was assisted by a very helpful staff person, and I was able to understand a lot with my limited Spanish. I was particularly interested in the video on beads in various cultures and how Africans made beads from recycled glass. Excellent air conditioning
  • Nice place, know about our indians... but should beter organized.
  • It is temporarily closed to public for work in progress!
  • Very average museum - modern, but with small expositions in a 2 storey building..
  • Main floor was closed. (Till end of 2014). But the temporary exhibition on the ground floor was absolutely worth the trip.