FROM AROUND GOA
Museums in Goa India
Museum of Christian Art
The Museum of Christian Art, reputed to be the only one of its kind in whole of Asia, is located in the Convent of Santa Monica, Old Goa, in the vicinity of World Heritage Monuments. The Museum which has enriched the cultural heritage and history of Goa is a project of the Archdiocese. It was originally set up with technical and financial assistance from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal and the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), New Delhi, and located at the Seminary of Rachol, Salcete, Goa
Museum of Christian Art symbolizes an effort to showcase the richness of Indo-Portuguese Christian Art from Goa Intended to be a representative collection, every object displayed in the museum, reflects the immense wealth of the Churches of Goa.
San Thome Museum
The museum is a house of fusion of Knowledge and Heritage. Goa’s Heritage and Culture has influence of Indian, Portuguese, and British India. Unknowingly or by default our Ancestors were directly influenced by the gadgets imported during British and Portuguese rule. And directly imported by the 18th and 19th Century by the Sailors working on passenger ships now classified as Cruise Liners and those working in the Gulf and Middle Eastern countries in 20th century. It became prestigious to have these latest Inventions to be part of their houses and lifestyle, which were proudly displayed at social gatherings and family reunions.
Ashvek Vintage Car Museum
Some things look better with age and Ashvek Vintage World (AVW) – Goa’s first and only vintage car museum- bears testimony to that.
Setup in July 2004, AVW completes four years of successful operations today. The brainchild of Mr. Pradeep V. Naik, it was started to spread awareness about vintage cars amongst the youth. “AVW will serve as education. There is an urgent need to preserve motoring treasures for posterity”, he says. He burns with the passion of inculcating a love and respect for these old beauties which he feels has withered away due to neglect.