James Logie Memorial Collection - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

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!




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.


"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.


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.

For more information contact the Curators Terri Elder or Penny Minchin Garvin.