Reconstructing the Francisca Keller Library
The Francisca Keller library is part of the Graduate Program in Social Anthropology of the National Museum, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (PPGAS/MN/UFRJ). Before the recent fire, it was considered to be one of the most important social science libraries in Brazil and Latin America, holding a priceless collection of some 37,000 volumes, collected over the last 50 years of the library’s existence.
The Francisca Keller Library today lies in ashes, but it is not dead. A library only dies when there are no more readers and we have readers.
Now we need books.
PPGAS, together with UFRJ’s Library System, is beginning a book donation campaign. We ask all of you to aid us in this new beginning.
In order to organize this process, we have created this webpage where you will find important information about how to donate. Please do not send anything without first consulting us, so that we can work within our current technical means.
We thank you for your solidarity from the bottom of our hearts!
Committee for the Reconstruction and Renewal of the BFK.