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Museum of Christian Art - Goa

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Museum of christian art is one of the major museum located at the famous Rachol Seminary at Rachol near Margao, Goa. Set up in 1994, it is one of its kind museum in Asia. The museum was established with the collaboration between Calouste Gulbentian foundation of Portugal and the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), New Delhi. 

Earlier, the museum of christian art was not very popular among tourists because of its remote location. Therefore, it gets relocated within the precincts of the convent of Santa Monica, Old Goa. The museum is known for preserving the amazing collection of Goa’s art and craft.

The beautiful range of art objects at the museum comprises of rosaries and other items made of gold and precious stone. The prime attraction at the museum is the captivating image of the 'Good Shepherd' depicting Jesus as an allegorical shepherd watching his flock. Many of Goan christian art made during the Portuguese era are also displayed at the museum. 

The images, furnishings and decorations crafted by local Hindu artisans are also displayed beautifully at the museum. The ground floor of the museum is spread ion an area of 350sq. mts. Apart from that, there is first floor in the museum that occupies the area of 150 sq.mts and is displayed with beautiful collection of artifacts like the Pelican monstrance based on the legend that in times of famine. Aoart from that, there are some fabulous things that you would come across while exploring things at the museum.

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