UC Music and Classics

The University of CanterburySchool of Music and Classics Department are housed in the fully restored Chemistry building that overlooks the picturesque South Quad.

The main entrance is off the South Quad that is best accessed from Hereford Street, opposite the YMCA. However, it can also be reached by entering the Arts Centre site via the Clock Tower building on Worcester Boulevard and walking through the North and South quads. See the location map.

The Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities

The Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities is now open in the building. The Museum houses a public display of one of the most significant collections of Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Near Eastern artefacts in the Southern Hemisphere – the James Logie Memorial Collection.

The exhibition space has been named in recognition of UC alumnus Professor David Teece and his wife Leigh Teece, who generously donated funds to support the refurbishment of the building.

In addition, a dedicated recital room means UC music students and visiting musicians have greater opportunities for public performances.

The University of Canterbury Foundation set up a fundraising campaign for the refurbishment of the Arts Centre Chemistry building. The campaign received support to bring university life back to the centre of Christchurch from 214 generous donors with $2 million donated.

Opening Exhibition

We Could Be Heroes: The gods and heroes of the ancient Greeks and Romans
20 May – 29 October 2017

We Could be Heroes is the inaugural exhibition at the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities.

The gods and heroes of the Greeks and Romans were powerful, yet they were also complex. The exhibition celebrates the stories of their adventures, disputes, conflicts and love interests.

A richly illustrated catalogue has been produced to accompany the exhibition, published by Canterbury University Press. It can be purchased from the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities.

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

Public concerts and events

Join the University of Canterbury’s Music Department for an exciting programme of free music concerts and events. Find out what’s on this month.

Upcoming Events