The XCHR museum was initiated already in 1983 with some rare pieces of Indo-Portuguese Christian art and a valuable collection of Indo-Portuguese numismatics. It has now added to an existing collection of a dozen pieces of Angelo Fonseca’s paintings several new rare paintings of the same Goan pioneer of Indian Christian art.

The goal of the museum, according to the XCHR, is the “appreciation, preservation, enhancement and dissemination of Goan heritage which has been harmonious and peaceful, through awareness and education”.

This is planned to be built into an interactive museum supported by a series of multimedia and audio-visual presentations which are in preparation.