James Logie Memorial Collection - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

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.

The Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities is open on Level 1 of the UC Arts City Location (the old Chemistry Building) at 3 Hereford Street, in the historic Christchurch Arts Centre.

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"A city that never sleeps: the nocturnal streets of ancient Rome"
Free public talk, Thursday 21 September 2017 at 7pm, at the Teece Museum.

By popular demand, Dr Gary Morrison will revisit his talk on the night time activities of the ancient Romans. However the content of this talk has been revised to be a little more 'street walking' and a little less 'sleep walking'. As a result the talk will be for adults only and registration will be required.

Go to our listing on the UC Event calendar to reserve seats. For more information, see the Teece Museum Facebook page.


We Could Be Heroes: The gods and heroes of the ancient Greeks and Romans

The gods and heroes of the Greeks and Romans were powerful, yet they were also complex. The inaugural exhibition at the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities celebrates the stories of their adventures, disputes, conflicts and love interests. A richly illustrated catalogue has been produced to accompany the exhibition, published by Canterbury University Press.

When: 20 May – 29 October 2017, open to the public Wednesdays through to Sundays, 11am-3pm
Where: Level 1, UC Arts, The Arts Centre of Christchurch, 3 Hereford Street, Christchurch.
The Teece Museum is also available by appointment Mondays and Tuesdays, 9am-3pm, for school and group visits.


We Could Be Heroes Poetry Competition

To celebrate the opening of our new home in the UC Arts City location, the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities and the UC Department of Classics invite intermediate and secondary school students to take part in the We Could Be Heroes poetry competition. We are looking for creative and interesting poems written in response to our current We Could be Heroes exhibition at the Teece Museum. There will be prizes in each category for the best entries, and the winning poems will be published on the Department and Museum websites and Facebook pages.

Download the guidelines and entry form (PDF, 251 KB), or pop in to reception on your way to the Museum, and we will give you a copy. More details about the poetry competition are on the Teece Museum and Classics Facebook pages.

For more information contact Administrative Assistant Mikaela O'Neill, or Co- Curator Terri Elder.