Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities 

 

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

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: Death in ancient times’ 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, with the generous support of the UC Foundation, is pleased to present our new exhibition ‘Beyond the Grave: Death in ancient times‘, which opened Saturday 5th May 2018 and runs through to 24 February 2019.

  • For schools

To make a school or group booking on Monday or Tuesday, please contact:

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

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

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.

Over 9000 visitors made the most of the opening exhibition We Could Be Heroes, which was particularly popular with schools and community groups.

General enquiries

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

Opening hours:
Open to the public Wednesdays to Sundays 11am to 3pm.
Open by appointment Mondays and Tuesdays, 9am to 3pm, for school and group visits.

To make a group booking on Monday or Tuesday, please contact:

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

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

 

 

Upcoming Events

Beyond the Grave: Death in Ancient Times

5 May 2018 - 24 February 2019

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COMNAP Antarctic photo exhibition

21 September – 27 October 2018

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Ann Robinson/John Walsh exhibition

4 October - 4 November 2018

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Homeric Echoes in a WWI Diary

16 October 2018

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Suffrage Series at the Arts Centre

16, 17 & 19 October 2018

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FESTA 2018: Roman Dining – A Guide to Status and Mores

19 October 2018

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SCAPE Public Art 20th anniversary exhibition

19 October - 11 November 2018

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Magic Moments in Music variety concert and dance

20 October 2018

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FESTA 2018: Make an Eating Spoon for Eating Local

20 & 22 October 2018

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Taste North Canterbury mini festival

25 October 2018

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Highway to Hades – Halloween fun for all ages

31 October 2018

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Necessary Traditions Festival by Rekindle

8 November - 17 November 2018

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Elizabeth Thomson photography exhibition

8 November - 9 December 2018

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The Arts Centre Mākete

Every Sunday from 11 November

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Space Weather: Impacts on New Zealand

14 November 2018

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Leighs Construction Outdoor Cinema

December, January & February

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The ‘It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas’ Market

9 December 2018

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Forget Me Not Memorials Trail

5 January – 3 February 2019

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Sunday Guided Heritage Tour

1.30pm every Sunday

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Great Hall Lunchtime Concerts

Last Monday of every month

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