Museum’s colossal 50,000 milestone
Enough visitors to fill the colosseum – that’s how the UC Teece Museum of Antiquities is describing its milestone of 50,000 visitors since it relocated to the Christchurch Arts Centre in 2017.
University of Canterbury Teece Museum
“We are delighted that so many members of our community have discovered and enjoyed the fascinating exhibitions and public talks that the museum offers. It is an invaluable resource for our students, researchers and for Ōtautahi Christchurch, and very accessible in this beautiful space at our campus at the Arts Centre,” University of Canterbury Tumu Whakarae | Vice-Chancellor Professor Cheryl de la Rey says. “Congratulations to our dedicated and talented staff and all the student interns and volunteers who make the Teece Museum such a special place to visit.”
Celebrations for the milestone include a special morning tea on 2 November with Ilam MP Sarah Pallett, an outing of the replica chariot to the Riverside Market on 7 November for the public to enjoy, and an online competition that challenged children of all ages to build a model colosseum that finishes on 5 November.
University of Canterbury students complete internships at the Museum, gaining valuable experience working with the collection through the Professional and Community Engagement PACE programme and other internship programmes, and as volunteers who receive credits for their Co-curricular Record.