James Logie Memorial Collection
The James Logie Memorial Collection is one of the finest teaching collections of Greek and Roman antiquities to be found in the Southern Hemisphere. The Collection includes Greek and Roman artefacts, with pieces from Ancient Egypt, as well as a small collection of Greek and Roman coins. The Collection spans more than 2500 years from about 2000 BC, with pottery from Bronze Age cultures onwards. A particular strength of the Collection is Greek painted pottery from the Archaic Period.
The Collection, housed in the Classics Department, has been fully conserved following the Christchurch Earthquake of September 2010. The Collection is now safely stored in museum-quality cabinets. The Collection is still available for viewing by appointment.
The main purpose of the Collection is to support teaching and learning at the University and in the wider community. We welcome visits by school groups and members of the public. For more information on school visits, please download Using the Logie Collections: A Quick Guide for Teachers of Classical Studies. (PDF, 78 KB)
Enquiries may be directed to the Logie Collection curator by emailing Penny Minchin-Garvin, or Terri Elder, or by telephone +64 3 364 2987 extension 8571 or contacting the Classics Department administrator Cindy Jones.
A fund has been set up to help pay for the re-display of the Collection. Those interested in donating to the display fund should contact Professor Zanker. Contributions to the restoration and redisplay would be greatly appreciated. Donation Form (PDF. 114KB)
To find out more about the James Logie Memorial Collection you may like to refer to Publications in which the James Logie Memorial Collection has appeared. (PDF, 73 KB)