28 May 2017

Heroes come in many forms

From Standing Room Only, 12:17 pm on 28 May 2017

The Logie Collection of Canterbury University is one of the small miracles of this country - treasures of the Ancient World from classical Greece and Rome, right back to the Bronze Age - 7000 BC.

And when the first big earthquake struck Christchurch in September 2010, there were fears that the priceless collection - described as "one of Australasia's finest collections of classical art" would be utterly destroyed.

Well it was and it wasn't.  The Logie Collection has a brand-new home - the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities - and last week it was proudly displayed in an exhibition called We Could Be Heroes.   But it certainly didn't look like it at the time.  Simon Morris is joined by Terri Elder and Penny Minchin-Garvin, the co-curators of the museum.