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Archaeological Museum and Portrait Gallery

Archaeological Museum and Portrait Gallery, Goa The archaeological Museum and Portrait Gallery, maintained by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has been functioning since 1964 in the premises of the convent of St. Francis of Assisi, Old Goa. The collections of the museums are displayed in 8 galleries. These includes portraits and sculptures from the prehistoric to the late mediaeval period. The portraits of Portuguese Governors are placed on the first floor which provides an interesting study in the evolution of court dresses. Other objects on display are lintel of a temple depicting various types of Shikharas, architectural pieces, sati-stones, hero-stones, an inscribed slab containing Kannada inscription of 'Devaraya' etc. The museum is open on all days from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm except Fridays.

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