Other World Art

Hastings Museum & Art Gallery has objects from every continent covering 4,000 years of human history.  From the ceremonial feather cloak to simple shell fish hooks, they celebrate both the people who used them and the skills of the craftsmen and women who produced them.

Objects from other cultures formed part of the Museum's earliest holdings in the 1880s and have been donated by collectors and travellers who all had strong links to Hastings and the surrounding area.

  • Glazed ceramic tile: Myanmar (Burma)
    This tile is from the temple pagoda at Shwegugyi.  It s ...   view
  • Clay votive plaque: Myanmar (Burma)
    This plaque shows an image of Buddha surrounded by stup ...   view
  • Parabaik, or folding book: Myanmar
    This is one page from this Burmese, rare folding book.  ...   view
  • Ivo figure: Papua New Guinea
    This 18th century figure is the representation of the f ...   view
  • Lakshmi: South India
    Lakshmi was the consort of Vishnu and is the goddess of ...   view
  • Figure of a horse, China, Tang Dynasty (618-907AD)
    This horse comes from a tomb set.  Members of the wealt ...   view
  • Stirrup jar, Peru, Mohica period (6th-7th century AD)
    The Museum has some interesting early Peruvian pots, in ...   view
  • The Ambrose Jones Collection, Costa Rica

    Ambrose Jones was a railway engineer who worked in ...   view

  • Hausa trousers, Nigeria, c1910
    Produced in the north of Nigeria, these trousers are ma ...   view
  • Eastern European costume

    The Museum had a donation of nine items of tu ...   view

  • New Zealand - Wakahuia, c1880s
    This is a fine Maori wooden wakahuia, or treasure box, ...   view
  • Uganda - Headdress, 20th century
    This headdress has a hair and mud base with cotton lini ...   view
  • South African beadwork collection
    The Museum has a good collection of over 30 examples of ...   view
  • HMAG Tweets
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