Museum of Christian Art (MoCA) Goa- the first of its kind in the whole of Asia, was inaugurated on 23rd January,1994 by Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma, the then President of India. It was set up in collaboration with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation of Portugal and the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), New Delhi.
The Museum is housed in the 17th Century Convent of Santa Monica, a heritage monument of great historic and architectural importance which is located in the vicinity of UNESCO World Heritage Monuments in Old Goa.
The Museum of Christian Art is a non-profit, non-political society formed in the general interest of the public to preserve and protect Goa’s rich and cultural heritage, works of art and buildings of historical and architectural importance. The Museum houses a very important and unique collection of Christian Art objects spanning from the 16th century to the middle of 20th century.