The Treasure of Sacred Art, in the premises of St. Dominic’s Church, was put together through a collaboration between the seminary and the Macau Catholic Diocese. The Treasure of Sacred Art exhibits artefacts related to various eminent Catholic clergy dating back to the last three centuries, when it was founded in 1728.
The museum is located inside the church’s bell tower, featuring two bells in the exhibition’s last floor, together with other valuable and historical artefacts. The Treasure of Sacred Art is a gallery with valuable sacred artefacts. The side openings on the ground floor give onto a corridor on the right side of the church’s nave, giving access to the rest of the museum. In the 1990s, the Cultural Affairs Bureau funded the renovation project for the church, and the museum was inaugurated in November, 1997.
Visitors can see sacramental objects for mass in silver, bronze and gilt, religious statues in wood, plaster and ivory, sculptures of biblical characters, liturgical vestments and oil paintings–among them a painting named St. Augustine of the 17th century is of particular great historical value. The Treasure of Sacred Art is located in Leal Senado Square and other culturally relevant venues.
Opening hours: daily, 10:00am–6:00pm