Indo-Portuguese Museum, Kochi
The museum was established by the efforts of the late Dr. Joseph Kureethra, Bishop of Kochi.
The Bishop of Kochi Diocese, in a bid to protect and showcase the rich cultural heritage and foreign established this museum.
This museum now showcases the Portuguese influences on Fort Kochi and the surrounding areas, especially, the Western Parts of Kochi.
The museum has five main sections viz., Altar, Treasure, Procession, Civil Life and Cathedral.
Among the pirces on display are a piece of the altar made in teak wood from the Church of Our Lady of Hope, Vypeen, a chasuble from Bishop's House, Fort Kochi, Processional cross, which is a combination of silver and wood from Santa Cruz Cathedral, Fort Kochi, Indo-Portuguese Monstrance, from The Church of Our Lady of Hope, Vypeen.
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has also contributed to the collection at the Indo-Portuguese Museum and has to its credit sculptures, precious metal objects and vestments, among others from the Cathedral of Santa Cruz and other churches of the Kochi diocese.
Last Updated : April 23rd, 2009
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