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.


National Museum of Ancient Art



Creative Direction

João Bicker


Rita Marquito


Luísa Penalva, Anísio Franco

Exhibition Design

DGPC/MNAA: Manuela Fernandes
FBA: Rita Marquito

Photographs by
Daniel Santos