Brazil 2014: Cultures of diversity

Explore the 2014 World Cup host country through the British Museum's collection.

In 1914 the national football team of Brazil played their inaugural match against the provincial English team Exeter City FC in Rio de Janeiro. The most successful football-playing nation in the world, Brazil held the 2014 World Cup competition.

Explore objects from four of the regions that held matches, and discover the fascinating cultures of this incredible country.

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Explore the diversity of the 2014 Football World Cup host nation

Further information

Additional reading:

Unknown Amazon: culture in nature in ancient Brazil, Exhibition catalogue by Colin McEwan, Cristiana Barreto and Eduardo Neves, 2001, London: British Museum Press.

Phyllis Rabineau, 1979, Feather Arts: Beauty, Wealth, and Spirit from Five Continents, Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History.

With thanks to:

Tony Eccles and Morwena Stephens of the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Vinicius Honorato and the British Museum’s Future Curators programme.

More information about the Museum's Future Curators programme