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.
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.