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Museum of Christian Art,Old Goa

Asia’s first museum of Christian Art was started in 1994. It was originally located in the seminary of Rachol, Salcette Goa.for the convenience of the general public and visitors to Goa this museum was relocated within the precinct of the convent of Santa Monica, Old Goa in the surrounding area of the world heritage monuments. 

The objects which are displayed here are antique and potraits the Indian (mainly Hindu) contribution to the Christian Art which makes this museum unique.

Even though there were religious conversions and also some architecturally rich Hindu temples were demolished in Goa, the involvement of Hindu artists and the artisans during Portuguese colonial domination remained intense and continued throughout the Portuguese presence in India.

It was a Hindu who painted the portraits of the first thirteen viceroys under the guidance of chronicler, Gasper Correia.