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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 >>

Canterbury Museum: New Research - Bald Haast's Eagle Feasted On Moa Guts

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 6:23 am | Canterbury Museum

New Zealand’s extinct Haast’s Eagle ( Hieraaetus moorei ), the largest known eagle, gulped down viscera like a vulture and may even have been bald, new research suggests. An international team of researchers including Canterbury Museum Senior ... More >>

This Summer, Check In To Heather Straka’s Isolation Hotel

Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 9:28 am | Canterbury Museum

Cantabrians are encouraged to put themselves in the frame in a new exhibition at Canterbury Museum. <img src="" width="720" height="480"> Boy in trouble , 2021. Image ... More >>

Museum Redevelopment Gets Resource Consent

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 10:03 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum is thrilled to have been granted resource consent for its proposed redevelopment. <img src="" width="720" height="405"> Concept designs for the Museum's ... More >>

House Museum On Track For October Opening

Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 4:47 pm | Canterbury Museum

Ravenscar House The Ravenscar Trust has today officially gifted Ravenscar House to Canterbury Museum which will operate it as a house museum on behalf of the Christchurch and Canterbury community. The Museum will now convert the house from a domestic dwelling ... More >>

Changing Face Of Canterbury On Display In New Exhibition

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 10:11 am | Canterbury Museum

The changing faces of everyday Cantabrians will be on display in a new exhibition of images from New Zealand’s longest-running photography studio, Standish and Preece. Portrait of Catherine Komarova (née Scott) at the Villa Maria ball in 1984. Canterbury ... More >>

Two-year Project To Preserve Canterbury’s Taonga

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 10:00 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury’s taonga (treasures) will be safer and more accessible thanks to a project aiming to help up to 40 of the region’s heritage organisations improve the care of their collections. The Canterbury Museum-led project received $209,033 ... More >>

Tuckered Out: Early Antarctic Explorers Underfed Their Dogs

Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 9:11 am | Canterbury Museum

It’s one of the iconic images of early Antarctic exploration: the heroic explorer sledging across the icy wastes towed by his trusty team of canine companions. But new research analysing a century-old dog biscuit suggests the animals in this picture ... More >>

Hands-On Galileo Exhibition Coming To Christchurch

Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 9:46 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum visitors can recreate revolutionary experiments conducted by the father of modern science at a new exhibition from Italy, opening on Saturday. <img src="" ... More >>

Model Of Lost Heritage Building Comes To Quake City

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 9:32 am | Canterbury Museum

An incredibly detailed model of the historic Canterbury Jockey Club Building is the latest new exhibit at Quake City , Canterbury Museum’s special exhibition about the Canterbury earthquakes. The model, crafted over 5 weeks by local artist Mike ... More >>

Graham Bennett’s Art Experiments Coming To Canterbury Museum

Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 9:36 am | Canterbury Museum

An exhibition of experimental artworks by acclaimed Christchurch sculptor Graham Bennett opens at Canterbury Museum on Friday. <img src="" width="720" height="480"> Graham Bennett assembles Converse ... More >>

Work Adds To Museum Street Art

Monday, 12 April 2021, 9:33 am | Canterbury Museum

Artist Benjamin Work is adding to Canterbury Museum’s street art collection, creating a huge 330 sq metre floor to wall, mural over a week from today, in the Level 1 Special Exhibition Hall. Museum visitors can watch as he paints the new work across the floor ... More >>

Fossil Turtle Discovered In Christchurch Church Pillar

Thursday, 8 April 2021, 9:29 am | Canterbury Museum

The fossilised remains of a turtle that lived between 25 and 35 million years ago have been found inside a pillar from a historic Christchurch church. More >>

Photogenic Tūī Star In Museum Youth Photography Competition

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 9:48 am | Canterbury Museum

Are Tūī Aotearoa New Zealand’s most photogenic bird? The winning images of Canterbury Museum’s Amazing Animals! photography competition suggest they might be. The winners of both categories in the youth wildlife photography competition, held for the second ... More >>

Cantabrians Invited To Submit On The Future Of Their Museum

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 10:31 am | Canterbury Museum

Cantabrians have until 6 April to make submissions on redevelopment plans that are critical to their Museum’s ability to remain open. <img src="" width="720" height="405"> Concept designs for the Museum's ... More >>

Museum Appoints To New Senior Roles

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 9:26 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum has made appointments to three new senior roles who, with the Director, will lead the organisation through a significant period of change as it advances proposals to redevelop its Rolleston Avenue site. Museum Director, Anthony ... More >>

Free Entry At Quake City To Mark 10-Year Earthquake Anniversary

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 10:18 am | Canterbury Museum

Cantabrians are invited to mark the 10-year anniversary of the 22 February 2011 earthquake with a free visit to Quake City, Canterbury Museum’s special exhibition about the Canterbury Earthquakes. <img src="" ... More >>

Hunt For Museum Treasures On Your Smartphone

Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 11:12 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum visitors can collect virtual taonga (treasures) from the Museum’s 150th birthday exhibition, House of Treasures: Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho in a treasure hunt accessed through a web-based app on smartphone. <img src="" ... More >>

Exhibition Showcases The Mosque At The Heart Of Muslim Communities

Monday, 14 December 2020, 9:38 am | Canterbury Museum

A new exhibition – Mosque: Faith, Culture, Community – which aims to demystify Islam for non-Muslim New Zealanders opened at the weekend at Canterbury Museum. Mosque: Faith, Culture, Community highlights the mosque as the heart of Muslim communities, ... More >>

Resource Consent Lodged for Proposed $195M Redevelopment

Monday, 7 December 2020, 2:21 pm | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum has submitted a resource consent application to Christchurch City Council for its proposed redevelopment. The final concept designs have been informed by extensive public engagement. More >>