The city’s first museum of Christian Art was inaugurated on Sunday evening by the Archbishop of Mumbai Cardinal Oswald Gracias. Located at the St Pius seminary in Goregaon (E), the project is part of the 125th anniversary celebrations of the Archdiocese of Bombay.
Spread across 2,000 square feet on the first floor of the seminary, the museum will initially cater to Catholic students from parishes and church council members only on appointment.
“There is no specific entrance fee as yet. However, if visitors wish to make a contribution, we will gracefully accept it,” said Father Warner D’souza, head of the Catholic Church Committee on Heritage.
The authorities have also set up a museum on wheels, which will be taken to parishes in the city. “It is a great contribution to the cultural heritage of the state,” said Cardinal Gracias, adding that setting it up at the seminary was apt since it is the heart of the Archdiocese.
“Here, theology is not just learned; it is created and practised,” he added.