The Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
Featuring the James Logie Memorial Collection
Come and explore the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, where you can see more than two and a half thousand years of human history through the amazing Logie Collection of artefacts from Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern cultures. The Logie Collection is one the University of Canterbury's great treasures, and contains some of the finest classical antiquities in New Zealand.
In May 2017, the new Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities will open on the ground floor of the Chemistry Building in the historic Christchurch Arts Centre.
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HERCULANEUM: NEW DISCOVERIES FROM OLD EXCAVATIONS
The inaugural Graham Zanker lecture by Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
Director of Research in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge
Modern excavation of Herculaneum started in 1738, ten years before its more famous neighbour, Pompeii. The depth of volcanic cover and preservation of organic elements have meant that this site offers an image of Roman life even more vivid and intimate than that of Pompeii. Years of neglect in the second half of the twentieth century caused a crisis of conservation, reversed since 2001 by the Herculaneum Conservation Project of the Packard Humanities Institute. Conservation work has in its turn generated a series of new discoveries and insights. Andrew Wallace-Hadrill was Director of the project from 2001 to 2016.
Tuesday 16th May, 6pm, The Great Hall, The Arts Centre of Christchurch,
GENEROUS ALUMNUS HELPS MOVE TO THE ARTS CENTRE
Gift from Professor David and Leigh Teece
The University of Canterbury has received a substantial donation to support the relocation the James Logie Memorial Collection of classical antiquities to the Arts Centre in central Christchurch. UC alumnus Professor David Teece and his wife, Leigh Teece, donated funds to support the refurbishment of the old Chemistry Building, part of which will house the James Logie Memorial Collection of classical antiquities. A portion of the funds will be held in an endowment for the conservation of the Collection’s antiquities as well as the purchase of further pieces.
In recognition of the Teece family’s generous donation, UC Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr has confirmed the University will name the museum in their honour. Find out more.
NEW ONLINE EXHIBITION
Portraits in Plaster: Casts in the Logie Collection
The plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture in the Logie Collection have a rich history. Not only do they provide insight into ancient styles of art, they are also an important feature in the history of the Collection.
SPECIAL DONATION TO THE LOGIE COLLECTION
Gift from UC Chancellor Dr John Wood and Mrs Rosie Wood
The Univerity’s Logie Collection has been enriched by a special donation from the Chancellor Dr. John Wood and his wife Mrs. Rosie Wood. Dr and Mrs Wood have generously presented the Logie Collection with a miniature votive offering which is made in the shape of a sword or, to use the Latin word, a gladius.
This new donation is the first example of this type of votive in the Logie Collection, and will make a valuable addition to the Logie Collection's teaching resources for Roman social history classes. Find out more.