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Museum’s Much-loved Insect Drawers Get A Summer Outing

Monday, 15 January 2024, 11:39 am | Canterbury Museum

The bugs are back. Canterbury Museum’s much-loved insect drawers, which have fascinated and entertained children for decades, will be briefly back on display for Bugs at the Museum, a creepy crawly Summer treat opening on 17 January. Dr Morgane Merien, ... More >>

Century-old Antarctic Bell Signals Start Of International Cricket

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 11:37 am | Canterbury Museum

A special brass bell from Canterbury Museum’s collection will ring out at Hagley Oval this summer to signal the start of international cricket matches. Museum Registrar Scott Reeves with the bell from the SY Morning Inspired by a similar tradition at ... More >>

A Special Wharenui Explores Māori Stories Through Paintings, Carvings And Song

Wednesday, 13 December 2023, 4:58 pm | Canterbury Museum

Stunning paintings, intricately carved taonga puoro (traditional Māori musical instruments) and beautiful music are woven together in the exhibition Ngā Hau Ngākau (Breath of Mine) opening at Canterbury Museum at CoCA on 15 December. Robin Slow’s ... More >>

Museum Welcomes $10 Million Funding Boost For Redevelopment

Friday, 15 September 2023, 2:58 pm | Canterbury Museum

A $10 million Government contribution to Canterbury Museum’s redevelopment is “hugely significant and very much appreciated” says David Ayers, Chair of the Museum Trust Board. Atrium of the redeveloped Museum with the blue whale skeleton ... More >>

Toka Tū Ake EQC Renews Quake City Sponsorship, Supports Free Entry Weekend

Thursday, 27 July 2023, 9:08 am | Canterbury Museum

Toka Tū Ake EQC has renewed its sponsorship support for Quake City – Canterbury Museum’s special exhibition telling stories from the Canterbury earthquakes – for a further 3 years. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2307/e820eececbd35c42fe00.jpeg" ... More >>

New Venue For A New Year: Museum Pop-up Opens On Matariki

Thursday, 29 June 2023, 11:47 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum will open its pop-up Museum at CoCA on Matariki (14 July) with a free temporary exhibition – Six Extinctions, featuring a 13 metre T-rex skeleton – alongside displays of collection highlights and visitor favourites. <img ... More >>

Museum Whoppers Leave The Building

Friday, 21 April 2023, 8:47 am | Canterbury Museum

Ed Hillary’s tractor and a giant globe are among the last of the oversized objects to be craned out of Canterbury Museum this morning. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2304/917ad658e27e7b1d3b56.jpeg" width="720" height="480"> The elephant stuck in the Museum’s ... More >>

Museum To Pop Up In CoCA Building

Wednesday, 25 January 2023, 10:16 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum has found an ideal central city site for its pop-up museum and helped secure the future of a beloved Christchurch cultural institution in the process. The Museum will lease the CoCA Centre of Contemporary Art Toi Moroki building at ... More >>

International Mural Masters Fly In For SHIFT: Urban Art Takeover

Wednesday, 18 January 2023, 9:20 am | Canterbury Museum

Six international artists are creating work for SHIFT: Urban Art Takeover , Canterbury Museum’s blockbuster farewell exhibition which opens on 28 January. Aches (Dublin, Ireland), SHOK-1 (London, United Kingdom) and ROA (Ghent, Belgium) flew in this weekend ... More >>

Empty Museum The Canvas For Blockbuster Urban Art Takeover

Friday, 2 December 2022, 5:26 am | Canterbury Museum

A who’s who of the urban art scene from Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas will flock to Ōtautahi Christchurch in January for a collaborative exhibition of epic proportions. Their canvas? The internal walls, floors and ceilings of the almost-empty, ... More >>

Museum Welcomes Government Redevelopment Funding

Wednesday, 12 October 2022, 10:39 am | Canterbury Museum

A $25 million Government contribution to Canterbury Museum’s redevelopment is “crucial” to the project, the Chair of the Museum’s Trust Board says. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2210/3c3554be59fc8c8969cd.jpeg" ... More >>

Cantabrians Invited To Say “See You Later” To Favourite Exhibits

Thursday, 1 September 2022, 9:57 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum invites Cantabrians to come and say “see you later” to their favourite exhibits as it plans to dismantle galleries later this year ahead of a transformative redevelopment project. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2209/f32b2b524dbcf3701bc5.jpeg" ... More >>

Swan-derful News: Ancient Waterfowl Found At St Bathans

Friday, 22 July 2022, 1:46 pm | Canterbury Museum

Palaeontologists digging near St Bathans in Central Otago have discovered a fossil that probably belonged to the Southern Hemisphere’s oldest known swan species. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2207/8fcc9bc6f052ac4695e2.jpeg" ... More >>

Planning Underway For Mammoth Museum Move

Wednesday, 20 July 2022, 3:44 pm | Canterbury Museum

If you think shifting house is complicated, try moving a Museum. Canterbury Museum staff have begun planning for the challenge of packing up 2.3 million taonga (treasures) as they gear up for the move of the century. Staff prepare objects in the Museum's ... More >>

Exhibition Honours Nuclear Testing Veterans

Friday, 6 May 2022, 12:55 pm | Canterbury Museum

Kiwi veterans who were exposed to nuclear radiation while witnessing British nuclear tests in the Pacific are honoured in an exhibition opening at Canterbury Museum on 13 May. Operation Grapple: We Were There showcases portrait photos of 19 veterans ... More >>

Museum Founder’s Life And Career Examined On His 200th Birthday

Thursday, 28 April 2022, 5:16 pm | Canterbury Museum

Researchers will examine the life and career of Canterbury Museum founder Sir Julius von Haast this weekend in an online symposium celebrating the 200th anniversary of his birth. Haast Symposium: Celebrating the Life of Sir Julius von Haast will feature ... More >>

Blockbuster Dinosaur Exhibition Coming To Canterbury Museum

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 11:39 am | Canterbury Museum

Cantabrians can discover the dinosaurs’ secrets of survival in a new exhibition at their Museum. Developed in Australia by Gondwana Studios, Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival showcases recent discoveries that have revolutionised the way ... More >>

Palaeontologists Find Mystery ‘Relic’ Bird Fossil At St Bathans

Monday, 11 April 2022, 1:10 pm | Canterbury Museum

An ancient bird recently discovered at New Zealand’s most significant fossil site for land-dwelling animals has scientists scratching their heads. The trans-Tasman team of researchers who described the bird, named Zealandornis relictus , say it ... More >>

Dead Duck Divides Dates For Fossil Finds

Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 10:38 am | Canterbury Museum

A newly discovered extinct duck that lived in ancient Aotearoa New Zealand could be key to dating other finds from an ancient lake bed uncovered in St Bathans, Central Otago. The new species, a small diving duck researchers have named Manuherikia primadividua ... More >>

Stuffed Specimens On Show For Summer

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 9:40 am | Canterbury Museum

A stampede of stuffed specimens is coming to Canterbury Museum this summer. Fur, Fangs and Feathers is a new exhibition showcasing taxidermied animals from the Museum’s collection. Visitors will learn where these creatures live, how they behave and the ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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