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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 >>

Stunning Animal Images Coming To Canterbury

Monday, 23 November 2020, 9:40 am | Canterbury Museum

Almost 100 of the top entries from the world’s most prestigious wildlife photography competition will be unveiled this week at Canterbury Museum. The Embrace by Sergey Gorshkov won Wildlife Photographer of the Year and will be on display in the exhibition. ... More >>

Henderson Island Fossils Reveal New Polynesian Sandpiper Species

Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 9:27 am | Canterbury Museum

Fossil bones collected in the early 1990s on Henderson Island, part of the Pitcairn Group, have revealed a new species of Polynesian sandpiper. The Henderson Sandpiper, a small wading bird that has been extinct for centuries, is described in an article ... More >>

Museum Unveils Concept Designs For Proposed Redevelopment

Saturday, 10 October 2020, 8:34 am | Canterbury Museum

Artist’s impression of the Canterbury Museum Rolleston Facade viewed from the North. Canterbury Museum has today released concept designs for its $195 million proposed redevelopment, which celebrate and reveal more of the Museum’s heritage ... More >>

Family Favourite Night At The Museum Returns

Friday, 2 October 2020, 11:40 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum’s annual family favourite Night at the Museum will return next week in a birthday-themed event to celebrate the Museum’s 150th anniversary on Rolleston Avenue. The Museum will be open for young explorers from 6.00 to 8.00 pm ... More >>

Museum To Celebrate 150th Anniversary With Exhibition And Book

Friday, 25 September 2020, 11:34 am | Canterbury Museum

The world’s last remaining Huia nest is one of the rarely-seen taonga (treasures) to be showcased in a new exhibition celebrating Canterbury Museum’s 150th anniversary. 1 October marks 150 years since the Museum’s doors first opened on Rolleston Avenue. ... More >>

Dragons And Taniwha: Owen Mapp Retrospective Comes To Canterbury

Monday, 7 September 2020, 10:50 am | Canterbury Museum

An exhibition of works by the most eminent living artist carver of bone in Aotearoa New Zealand opens at Canterbury Museum on Friday. Owen Mapp in his studio. Photo by Hanne Eriksen Mapp Curated and toured by Pātaka Art + Museum, Porirua, Owen Mapp: ... More >>

Canterbury Museum Delighted With Public Feedback On Proposed Redevelopment Project

Friday, 24 July 2020, 3:22 pm | Canterbury Museum

Putting the blue whale skeleton back on display, improving visitor facilities, protecting the heritage buildings, and new prehistoric animal exhibits are just some of the ideas voiced by Cantabrians having their say on the proposed redevelopment of the ... More >>

Enter The Orbit Of Our Moon At Canterbury Museum

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 2:40 pm | Canterbury Museum

An out-of-this-world exhibition about the moon is landing at Canterbury Museum this weekend. On tour from Nelson Provincial Museum, Our Moon: Then, Now and Beyond explores the past, present and future of our nearest celestial body. It’s a hands-on exhibition ... More >>

New Zealand’s Ancient Monster Penguins Had Northern Hemisphere Doppelgangers

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 7:59 am | Canterbury Museum

Copepteryx : Plotopterids like these Copepteryx looked remarkably like penguins. Image: Mark Witton. New Zealand’s monster penguins that lived 62 million years ago had doppelgangers in Japan, the USA and Canada, a study published today in the ... More >>

Museum Seeks Public Input Into $195 Million Proposed Redevelopment Plans

Saturday, 6 June 2020, 7:30 am | Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum, a much-loved Canterbury taonga (treasure) and the most-visited tourist attraction in Te Wai Pounamu (the South Island), is seeking public input into proposed redevelopment plans that are critical to its ability to remain open. ... More >>

Twentieth Century Fashion Goes Online

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 9:44 am | Canterbury Museum

A collection tracing the fashion and style of twentieth century New Zealand can now be viewed on Canterbury Museum’s Collections Online portal . From fabulous frocks to everyday garments, Invercargill-born Mollie Rodie Mackenzie amassed one ... More >>