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Catálogo da exposição temporária Um templo para Xavier

Catálogo da exposição temporária Um templo para Xavier

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In 2008, the Museu de São Roque received a proposal to donate the reliquary of São Francisco Xavier belonging to Casa de Nova Goa. The piece, seen only once in 1961, on the occasion of the imminent fall of the Portuguese State of India, had remained in the Castros family (counts of Nova Goa) since its conception, in the 1680s, by Goan goldsmiths. The piece was of undeniable value and its relationship with the holy founder of the Jesuits placed the Church and Museum of São Roque as the house that could best accommodate it. In December 2009, the reliquary vault was placed for the veneration of devotees for the first time and since then it has been one of the ex-libris of the oriental art collection of this museum. The ephemeris of the 10.O anniversary of the donation to Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa will be in 2019 and also coincides with the 4th.O centenary of the conception by André Reinoso of the pictorial cycle dedicated to the life of the saint, thus motivating an exhibition that links these two magnificent artistic expressions dedicated to Saint Francis Xavier, Apostle of the East.

Overall coordination: Helena do Canto Lucas and Maria Margarida Montenegro
Scientific Coordination: Teresa Freitas Morna
Executive Coordination: Maria Eduarda Napoleon

Commissariat: Joao Miguel Simoes
Technical assistance: Filomena Brito, Gonçalo de Carvalho Amaro, Maria do Carmo Lino, Silvia Linhares de Freitas Pereira

Architectural design: Carlos Pietra Torres and Teresa Vaz Antunes
Graphic design: Silvadesigners

Photography, Video and Multimedia: General Directorate of Cultural Heritage, National Library of Portugal, Portuguese Cinematheque – David Machado Cinema Museum Goan Overseas Association of Victoria – Australia JoeGoaUk– Pangim, India Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York – United States of America, São Roque Museum – Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa SCML Audiovisual and Multimedia Center – Communication and Marketing Department – Santa Casa da Misericórdia, Paulo Cintra & Laura Castro Caldas, Paulo Tavares Patriarchate of Lisbon, Quebec Goan Association – Canada, Radio and Television of Portugal, Royal Collection – United Kingdom Rui M. Henriques.

Thanks: Albert Peres –Toronto, Canada, National Library of Portugal, Blanche da Costa – Quebec Canada, Casa de Goa, Coro Surya, Filipe Monteiro, Frankey Gerard Fernandes – Melbourne, Victoria Australia, Ricardo do Espírito Santo Silva Foundation, Ekvat Group – Grupo de Traditional Goan Music and Dance, JoeGoaUk – Panjim, India, Natália Correia Guedes, Novitiate of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, Portuguese Province of the Society of Jesus – Coimbra Museum of Music National Museum of Ancient Art National Museum of Ethnology, National Museum of Machado de Castro, Coimbra National Tile Museum, Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, Patriarchate of Lisbon Sofia Salgado – Macau, China.

Publication Year: December, 2018
Editor: Culture Department | SCML Publishing Center
ISBN: 9789898712806

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