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.

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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

 

 

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