Splendours of the Orient - Gold Jewels from Old Goa Exhibition

Visual identity and design of all exhibition related graphic materials, including exhibition catalogue.

Over 390 articles of gold jewelry, some with embedded precious stones, were placed on public display for the first time after being incorporated in the MNAA collection. The exhibition was preceded by thorough scientific research which contextualized the objects within the Indian and Indo-portuguese jewelry history.

Created in 1884, the MNAA-Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga is the home of the most important Portuguese public collection of art, ranging from paintings to sculpture, and gold and silverware, as well as decorative arts from Europe, Africa and the Far East. Comprising over 40,000 items, the MNAA collection has the largest number of works classified by the State as “national treasures”. In its various sections, it also has a number of major works of art in the context of the world artistic heritage.

Client

National Museum of Ancient Art

Year

2014

Direcção Criativa

João Bicker

Design

Rita Marquito

Comissariado

Luísa Penalva
Anísio Franco

Arquitectura

Manuela Fernandes (DGPC/MNAA)

Fotografias
Daniel Santos