The Archaeological Museum  in Goa

The Archaeological Museum of Goa was set up in 1964 under the auspices of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).The Convent of St. Francis of Assisi, was chosen as the museum venue.The 8 galleries of the Archaeological Museum in Old Goa display portraits and sculptures from the prehistoric to the late mediaeval period.The importance of this museum lies in the display of the portrait paintings of governors and viceroys, wooden sculptures, pillars, capitals, postal stamps likewise many other objects which belong to the Portuguese period in Goa.The portraits are displayed utilizing both natural and artificial light.

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