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 Level 1 of the Chemistry Building at 3 Hereford Street, in the historic Christchurch Arts Centre.
OPENING EXHIBITION AT THE TEECE MUSEUM
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
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.
JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS AT THE TEECE
We Could Be Heroes Colouring Competition
If you are planning on a family visit to the inaugural exhibition at the Teece these July school holidays, you may be interested in taking part in our very first colouring competition. We have some 'gods and heroes' themed prizes lined up, and the competition is open to all ages!
Download the colouring sheet (PDF, 1.77 MB) and entry form (PDF, 1.51 MB), or pop in to reception on your way to the Museum, and we will give you a copy. More details about our events are on the Teece Museum Facebook page.
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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.