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.
If you fancy a taste of the Classics, come for a visit, or find out what's on at the Teece Museum by signing up to receive updates about our future open days, events and functions.
CURRENT EXHIBITION - 'BEYOND THE GRAVE'
Beyond the Grave: death in ancient times
Despite the distance of time, it is possible to catch a glimpse of what death meant for ordinary Greeks and Romans through the artefacts they left behind. ‘Beyond the Grave’ includes poignant inscriptions on tombstones, dramatic scenes in plays, carefully sculpted memorials, and detailed images of funeral rites painted on vases. All these point to the fact that in ancient times, as now, how we approach the subject of death can reveal a great deal about what each of our cultures values most about life.
When: Opens 5 May 2018, open to the public Wednesdays through to Sundays, 11am-3pm
The Teece Museum is also available by appointment Mondays and Tuesdays, 9am-3pm, for school and group visits.
FORGET ME NOT MEMORIAL TRAIL
Looking for a free family activity these summer holidays? Come and try the Forget Me Not Memorials Trail – a special scavenger hunt for families to enjoy together. Collect the trail activity booklet and go on a hunt around the historic Christchurch arts precinct, looking for memorials that celebrate the achievements of special New Zealanders (and a few ancient Romans for good measure!).
The trail will take you on a journey into the past along Worcester Boulevard and around the Arts Centre, but don’t worry – it’s a trip you will be able to do on two feet! Tackle the challenge and go into the draw to win a great family prize pack, including gifts from the Teece Museum, Rutherford’s Den, Canterbury Museum and the Christchurch Art Gallery.
Proudly presented by the University of Canterbury Teece Museum in association with the Arts Centre of Christchurch, Canterbury Museum and the Christchurch Art Gallery.
When: Available from participating venues 5 January – 3 February 2019. Competition closes 3 Feb 2019.
Find more information on the Teece Museum Facebook event page.
NEW ONLINE EXHIBITION
Power and Profit: The life and coins of Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great had a significant impact on the ancient world. Evidence of his enduring legacy can be seen in the development of a range of coins which were either issued by Alexander himself, or were issued by his descendants and successors.