About the Collection - James Logie Memorial Collection - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

The Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities

Featuring the James Logie Memorial Collection



In May 2017 the Logie Collection will return to public display in the new Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities. Until then, for visitors looking to enjoy more of the Collection, we have developed a range of digital exhibitions that delve into special topics of interest in more depth.


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. It can be purchased from the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities.

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.


Virtue and Adversity: The poetry of Virgil in the DA Kidd Collection

Arts Intern Georgia Jones explores the themes of virtue and adversity in Virgil's famous poems the Aeneid and the Georgics.


From Hieroglyphs to Text Messages: A Short History of Writing

This exhibition draws on artefacts from the James Logie Memorial Collection and the University Library Rare Books Collection, to present a glimpse into the history of writing.


cc21Portraits 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.

Who To Contact

Contact the Curators Penny Minchin-Garvin or Terri Elder for all enquiries. Full details are on the Contacts page.