James Logie Memorial Collection - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

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.

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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: 2 December 2017-25 March 2018, open to the public Wednesdays through to Sundays, 11am-3pm
Where: Level 1, UC Arts Location, 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.



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)

  • 1st Place – Piper Charteris for ‘I know a hero’
  • 2nd Place – Georgia Wong for ‘Heroes’

 Senior Category (ages 15-18)

  • 1st Place – Samantha Jory-Smart for ‘Mind Odyssey’
  • 2nd Place – Molly Crighton for ‘The red-figure vase’
  • 3rd equal – Georgia Kirk for ‘Dido’s Poem’
  • 3rd equal – Stephanie Lester for ‘The Doll and the Hero’

To read the poems, visit the 'We Could Be Heroes' online exhibition poetry page.