‘Cross’: The Centre of Christianity- A Unique Global Collection At Goa


In the year 2006, an unusual collection of crosses, from all over the world, made its way to Loutolim, Goa in India.
Maendra Alvares, who is the collector cum curator, brought home over 4500 crosses that are beautiful, each one different and unique. He bought most of these crosses during his travel through eight different European countries in the same year. He then added to this collection by visiting homes in Goa. Many people generously gifted crosses they owned, to help swell this collection.To make this rare collection known to the people of Goa, the curator organised an exhibition. This unique CROSS EXHIBATION was inaugurated on the 24th September 2006 by His Excellency Shri S.C. Jamir, the Governor of Goa in the presence of Shri Digambar Kamat, Minister for Art and Culture, Government of Goa at Casa Aranjo Alvares at Loutolim, Goa. For the benefit of the visitors from different parts of Goa, this exhibition then was made into a travelling exhibition. Exhibits were on display on different dates at different places ; Fundação Oriente in Panjim , Pilar and at Old Goa.

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