University of Canterbury

Also known as:

  • Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha

The University of Canterbury is one of the oldest tertiary institutions in Aotearoa. Established as Canterbury College in 1873 it "was renamed Canterbury University College in 1933 before becoming the University of Canterbury in 1957.

For most of its first 100 years the University was situated in the centre of Ōtautahi Christchurch (now the Arts Centre) but moved to its current location in 1975, a spacious, purpose-built 76 hectare site in the suburb of Ilam. The ‘new’ University campus has a central complex of libraries, lecture theatres, laboratories and student accommodation surrounded by playing fields, woodlands and the renowned Ilam Gardens." (History)

The University has a substantial art collection. "Many works are on display throughout the University and can be viewed during the University’s normal hours of opening. Works not on display are stored in the Macmillan Brown Library and can be viewed by appointment with the Art Collections Curator." (UC Art Collection)

See also:

Guy Ngan, 'Untitled (Lecture Hall Frieze)' (1957), University of Canterbury, Ōtautahi Christchuch

Source: 'Mushroom Building, School of Engineering, University of Canterbury by Cecil.' Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 New Zealand Licence.