Museum of Christian Art

Client: Museum of Christian Art, Goa, India

December 2009 – March 2010

The Museum of Christian Art adjoins the Chapel of the Weeping Cross in the Convent of Santa Monica, Old Goa. Deepthi Sasidharan was the curator of this Museum during its critical relocation project to its present premises and prepared accession records for the entire collection. It houses spectacular examples of Christian art in India from the 17th to early 20th centuries –  liturgical garments, sacred ornaments, vestments, Episcopal insignia and emblems, crucifixes, paintings, sculpture, church furniture, secular items and other material objects. The materials include wood, stone, ivory, gold, silver, and textiles.

Our role

Deepthi Sasidharan was the curator of this Museum during its critical relocation project to its present premises and prepared accession records for the entire collection. At the request of the Museum management we  recommended basic improvements for the present museum space. This includes improving display systems, providing storage planning and creating customised storage within the museum, and appropriate micro-climates for high-risk collections such as textiles. We also advise on visitor services such as orientation and visitor routes.

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