University of Canterbury - Canterbury College Collection
In 2020 a special University of Canterbury research project team, funded by a Lotteries Environment and Heritage grant, conducted a survey of heritage artefacts within the University of Canterbury that have links to the original Canterbury College site, now The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora.
The survey gathered information on extant heritage artefacts that might help to build the narrative of the University’s early history, as we look towards commemorating the University’s 150th anniversary in 2023.
These heritage artefacts include tools, furniture, instruments, regalia, or general memorabilia that have come from the Canterbury College site or were used by College staff and students between 1873 and 1957. Objects and stories uncovered by the survey demonstrate the rich history of research and teaching at Canterbury College (and later UC).
University of Canterbury Private Bag 4800 Christchurch 8140
Terri Elder, Curator, Teece Museum and James Logie Memorial Collection
University of Canterbury Ilam Road Christchurch 8140