Beyond the Grave: Death in Ancient Times

5 May 2018 - 24 February 2019 - Chemistry

The University of Canterbury’s Teece Museum, with the generous support of the UC Foundation, is pleased to present a new exhibition Beyond the Grave: Death in Ancient Times, which runs from Saturday 5 May 2018 through to Saturday 24 February 2019.

Despite the distance of time, it is possible to catch a glimpse of what death meant for the ancient Greeks and Romans through the artefacts they left behind. Beyond the Grave includes poignant inscriptions on tombstones, dramatic scenes in plays, carefully sculpted memorials, and detailed images of funeral rites painted on vases. All these point to the fact that in ancient times, as now, how we approach the subject of death can reveal a great deal about what each of our cultures values most about life.

The Teece Museum is also available by appointment on Mondays and Tuesdays, from 9.00am to 3.00pm, for school and group visits.

Dates: Wednesdays through to Sundays, Saturday 5 May 2018 to Saturday 24 February 2019

Times: 11.00am to 3.00pm

Venue: Level 1, University of Canterbury Arts City Location, Chemistry building, the Arts Centre, 3 Hereford Street.


Driving & Parking

The Arts Centre has a limited number of 10 and 30 minute visitor carparks located at Market Square near the corner of Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street.

Plenty of on-street metered parking is available near the Arts Centre, along with a number of off-street carparks.