A Glimpse of India


Wed 26 Jul 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm
Thu 27 Jul 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm
Fri 28 Jul 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sat 29 Jul 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sun 30 Jul 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: MTG Hawke's Bay, 1 Tennyson St, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adults: $10.00
  • Students/Seniors/CS Cardholders: $7.50
  • Children U15 Free: $0.00
  • MTG Friends Free: $0.00
  • Door Sales Only

Listed by: MTG Hawke's Bay

A Glimpse of India features a rich and diverse group of Indian objects and artworks from the Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi collection.

Initially purchased as tourist souvenirs, or collected for their cultural and religious significance, these were brought back to provincial New Zealand to be placed in display cabinets or worn on important occasions. The provenance of the majority of these treasures is unknown, losing a valuable link between the objects and their origins.

Each object reflects the interests of an individual collector, and bringing them together presents an intriguing glimpse of a colonial view on life in India.