Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities 

The Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities is located in the same building as the University of Canterbury Music and Classics departments.

Current exhibition: Fantastic Feasts

Food is an integral part of the way in which we express our cultural values and beliefs. Alongside language, almost nothing says ‘This is who we are’ quite like our festive dishes and food traditions. A consideration of the foods and the traditions we have inherited from the ancient Greeks and Romans is at the heart of the current exhibition at the Teece Museum.

Through an array of precious artefacts, this exhibition explores eating in the ancient world, examining what the Greeks and Romans ate, how they produced and distributed food, the feasting and dining traditions they developed to bring their communities together, and the connections they believed existed between their food sources and the gods.

Fantastic Feasts is open to the public from 6 April 2019 to 23 February 2020, Wednesdays to Sundays, 11.00am to 3.00pm.

For schools

To make a school or group booking, please contact:

Curator Terri Elder
DDI: +64 3 3695025, ext 95025

Curatorial assistant  Alice English
DDI: +64 3 3694649, ext 94649

About the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities

The University of Canterbury celebrated the opening of the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities in May 2017.

The country’s only museum of classical antiquities, the Teece Museum is home to UC’s James Logie Memorial Collection, one of the most significant teaching collections of Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern artefacts in the Southern Hemisphere.

More than 30,000 visitors have made the most of the exhibitions and events at the Teece since it opened.

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Location: Chemistry building, accessed from the South Quad, 3 Hereford Street

Upcoming Events

The Arts Centre Mākete

Every Sunday

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Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series

25 February - 25 November 2019

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Fantastic Feasts

6 April 2019 - 23 February 2020

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Ko Au – Alix Ashworth

4 October - 25 November 2019

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Season of the Witch Film Festival

5 - 31 October 2019

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SCAPE Season 2019 at The Arts Centre

5 October - 16 November 2019

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Beca Christchurch Heritage Festival at The Arts Centre

11 - 27 October 2019

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Ōtautahi on Film

13 & 20 October 2019

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Viewpoint/Tirohanga – The Shoebox Collection

14 - 27 October 2019

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He Whare, He Taiao… Kia Matapopore..!

15 October 2019

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142 years of Unfolding History

16 October 2019

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The story of Professor Francis Haslam

18 October 2019

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Architectural Encounters – Designing Colonial Canterbury

23 October 2019

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Hugh Stewart’s Odyssey

24 October 2019

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FoUND: Festival of the (Un)Dead at The Arts Centre

25 October 2019

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Nosferatu – A Symphony of Horror

25 October 2019

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show singalong

25 October 2019

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Silversmiths’ Guild of Canterbury annual exhibition

28 October - 3 November 2019

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Ancient Greece in Māori Literature

6 November 2019

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He Hōia Ahau – I Am Soldier

2 - 16 November 2019

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