Speaker of the Month: September

Speaker of the Month: September


Past event

Philip Carter Family Auditorium

Friends $5, Non-Members $10, Students with ID free

Terri Elder and Bojana Rimbovska

Digging through the University of Canterbury’s old cupboards, storerooms and shelves to uncover the interesting and sometimes odd heritage items accumulated over its 150 year history has been the task of the Canterbury Collection Survey project. The recent exhibition Whiria te tangata: Weaving the People Together: 150 Years of College and Community showcases many of the fascinating survey finds and unravels some of the stories of the people who worked and studied at Canterbury College/University of Canterbury. 

In this talk, leader of the Collection Survey team Terri Elder and the exhibition’s guest curator Bojana Rimbovska will discuss the development of this ongoing project and highlight some of the neat finds as well as historical conundrums that have resulted from peering behind college doors. 

Terri Elder is the curator of the University of Canterbury Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities and a current PhD candidate in Art History at the University. She has worked extensively in museums, art galleries, and collections throughout New Zealand as a curator and collection manager and is passionate about using museum objects and material culture for teaching and learning.

Bojana Rimbovska is completing a PhD in art history focusing on replication and copying in the nineteenth century. She was the guest curator for Whiria te tangata: Weaving the People Together, and has worked on curatorial and research projects relating to histories of education in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

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