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.
UPCOMING EXHIBITION AT THE TEECE MUSEUM
Buried Treasure: Archaeology and the discovery of lost civilisations
‘Buried treasure’ brings to mind treasure maps marked with an X, and hidden hoards of gleaming gold. This exhibition is about a very different sort of buried treasure - the kind uncovered by archaeologists.
Delve into the world of archaeology, learn how ancient sites are found, and see treasured artefacts from the ancient civilisations of Italy, Greece, Crete, Cyprus and Egypt.
When: Opens 2 December 2017, open to the public Wednesdays through to Sundays, 11am-3pm
'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.