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150 years exhibition

16 October 2023

Drawing on artefacts and archives from across UC's special collections, this exhibition explores the rich traditions, histories, and communities that developed in and around the University from its beginnings on the original town site through to its migration to the Ilam campus. Join us in celebrating 150 years of College and community!


What began in 1873 as Canterbury College, home to just 87 students, has evolved into a world-class institution whose teachers and students continue to have an impact on the local, national, and international stages.

Encounter the people, objects, and ideas that have driven innovation in teaching and research for 150 years and celebrate the unique character of Aotearoa New Zealand’s second-oldest university.

Curated by the UC Teece Museum as part of the UC 150 anniversary celebrations. Entry is free, and all are welcome.

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Dates and Times

Thursday 20 July to Sunday 10 September 2023, open seven days from 10am to 3.30pm

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