The Museum of Christian Art is one of the few institutions of its kind in Asia. It is run in the former colonial capital of Old Goa, home to heritage monuments today. When it was set up, in 1994, it was the only museum of Christian art in Asia.
It is a project of the Archdiocese of Goa and was 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. Earlier, it was located at the Seminary of Rachol, Salcete, Goa.The Lonely Planet says: "Within the Convent of St. Monica, the excellent Museum of Christian Art contains statuary, paintings and sculptures transferred here from the Rachol Seminary. Many of the works of Goan Christian art during the Portuguese era were produced by local Hindu artists."