Conservation of the Early 19th-Century Valongo (Imperatriz) Wharf Archaeological Site in Rio de Janeiro

This project directly supports the Embassy’s Integrated Country Strategy (ICS) Goal 3, advances the U.S.-Brazil Joint Action Plan to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Discrimination and Promote Equality (JAPER), and showcases U.S. recognition of the United Nations 2015-2024 International Decade for People of African Descent.

The Valongo Wharf is a tangible record of the largest port of landing of enslaved Africans in the Americas. [Photo credit: Project organizer]

Project Details


Location: Brazil, South America, Americas Organiser(s): Institute for Development and Management (IDG) Funder(s): U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Funding received: $500,000 (USD) Commencement Date: 09/2018 Project Status: Active
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