The Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
Featuring the James Logie Memorial Collection
Fancy a taste of the Classics? Find out what's on at the Teece Museum. Stay in touch to receive updates about our future open days, events and functions.
We offer special guided visits of the Logie Collection for groups and interested individuals. Tours are open to anyone interested - you do not need to have a background in Classics to enjoy the Collection!
MUSEUM NEWS AND EVENTS
MUSEUM WELCOMES 12,500 VISITORS
The Teece Museum was officially opened by UC on 20 May 2017, and after just nine months in operation, the Teece Museum has welcomed over 12,500 visitors through the door.
Most visitors to the Museum appear to be locals, coming from Christchurch and Canterbury. However, we are conducting a survey of visitors at the moment to help us find out more about our community, and to help us improve our services. If you have visited the Teece Museum, and would like to share your thoughts or suggestions, your feedback would be greatly appreciated. You can complete the survey online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DDW8HBT
WE COULD BE HEROES POETRY COMPETITION
Announcement of the prize winners
To celebrate the opening of our new Museum in the UC Arts City location, the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities and the University of Canterbury Department of Classics invited intermediate and secondary school students to take part in the We Could Be Heroes poetry competition. We asked for creative and interesting poems written in response to the We Could be Heroes exhibition at the Teece Museum, (May-Oct 2017). The poems that were submitted show in a very tangible way how the stories of the gods and heroes of ancient Greece and Rome continue to feed the imagination and inspire creativity today. The judges were very impressed with the high standard of poems received for the competition, and awarded the following prizes:
Junior category (ages 11-14)
Senior Category (ages 15-18)
To read the poems, visit the 'We Could Be Heroes' online exhibition poetry page.
GENEROUS ALUMNUS HELPS MOVE TO THE ARTS CENTRE
Gift from Professor David and Leigh Teece
The University of Canterbury 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 now houses the James Logie Memorial Collection of classical antiquities. A portion of the funds is being 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, the University has named the museum in their honour. Find out more.