New world exhibition opens in Chichester

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A 200-year-old Japanese board game will take centre stage in an exciting new exhibition featuring objects from around the world at The Novium museum.

The exhibition, called A Curious Case of Collecting: World Objects in Chichester, was inspired after the loan of an ancient Japanese shogi set from the Horniman Museum and Gardens in London.

The exhibition features 18 world objects from the museum’s collection, including a Samurai sword, a South American Chimu pot and an African beaded necklace.

Councillor Gillian Keegan, cabinet member for commercial services at Chichester District Council, said: ‘The new exhibition showcases some hidden treasures which, as far as we know, have never been displayed together before now.’

Admission to the museum is free.

The shogi set will be on loan to the museum until November 24, with the world objects exhibition remaining open until July 2016.