Villas, columns and pediments: classical influence on domestic architecture in Christchurch


EVENT POSTPONED – The Teece Museum is now closed to the public until it is safe to reopen, and therefore this event has been postponed. We will try to identify a new date as soon as we can, and will update the event listing accordingly.


In celebration of NZ Archaeology Week, archaeologist Katharine Watson will discuss the classical influence on domestic architecture in Christchurch.

Katharine Watson is currently a PhD student at the University of Canterbury and president of the New Zealand Archaeological Association. Prior to this, she established and ran one of New Zealand’s largest archaeological consultancies, Underground Overground Archaeology Ltd. Katharine’s PhD is looking at 19th century housing in Christchurch in relation to identity. Her current side projects include launching a new blog all about Christchurch, archaeology and history:

FREE entry, but seats are limited so PLEASE register to attend.

WHEN: Thursday 23 April 2020, 6pm
WHERE: Teece Museum, UC Arts city location, 3 Hereford St
Museum doors will be open from 5.30pm

This is the third in our series of free short-format public talks for 2020. For more information on our 2020 events, sign up to the Museum newsletter online at

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