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Chitra Museum
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Mon – Sun 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
1 – 2  hrs (suggested)
Nov to March
Jul to Sep
South Goa
Benaulim, Goa
Summer: 30°C – 40°C
Winter: 20°C – 25°C

Beginning with the original 200 privately collected items, the collections have now grown to more than 4000 objects on display. The museum nevertheless preserves its universality in its collections of artifacts in representing the culture of ancient Goa. Each of the artifacts is supplemented by information that was collected in situ by interviewing the elder members of the community and through the study of its application in daily life.

Reutilization and recycling of materials like wood work, doors, windows, pillars, railings and other materials and elements from over 300 demolished traditional houses that have been recovered by the designer contribute to the contemporary outlook of the structure with its blend of traditional elements and modern technologies.

Courtesy: Jack Podróżnik

The concept of the museum is in holding with the philosophy that resources in today’s world should not be wasted if their use is not necessary.

Goa Chitra believes in reviving age old traditions through the museum display and outr each programs thus allowing the younger generation to share the wisdom of the past which would otherwise be irretrievably lost. This we hope will create awareness about nature, its influences, and benefits on human life.

It is an ethnographical museum which preserves many artifacts related to the local civilizations. The museum gives importance to the lifestyle, indigenous methods, craftsmanship, art and folklore of the region’s early settlements. The museum also exhibits private collections of around 400 objects.

The artefacts are accompanied by information collected by interviewing elder member of the community. Documents consist of data about the artefacts, materials used, craftsmanship and their period along with photographic evidence and interviews, where applicable.

The proposed museum hopes to allow free entry for all interested in viewing the museum in this hope it fulfills most of the objectives.
In addition the museum will cater to providing a common platform for Goan artists and artisans to exhibit their talent and skill and to interact with each other. In this Creating awareness among the general public of Goa’s indigenous Art forms, their origins and development through history.
Anyone interested in learning about Goa, Goans and the agrarian past through internet research and accessibility. Historians, anthropologist, environmentalist, biologist, zoologist and any other professional.

The creation of Goa Chitra becomes a focal point for providing information to its visitors.
Workshops for young children from schools and university students allow them to gain the opportunity to Work with artisans.
To help artisans with craft development, where needed, to make contemporary products based on the inspiration of their traditions which are saleable and can earn them a dignified life.
In addition, a Documentation/Dissemination Plan will be developed by staff to guarantee the systematic collection of information about the operation of the Project and provide the basis for sharing information with other similar projects.

  • Nearest Airport:  Goa Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station:  Madgaon railway station
  • Nearest Bus Station: Benaulim Bus Stop

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