Be inspired by some activities captured in our digital heritage collection that you could attempt with your bubble during our Lockdown.
Winning design for the Canterbury Building Centre’s design a weekend house competition, designed by Nicholas Courtney.
Views of an unidentified boy with a moon rover plan
Mark Owers of the Sahrah School of Art with paintings and art works which contributed to the Commonwealth Games Fund.
Christchurch and Canterbury are home to many artists and galleries. Our collection captures not only the artworks, but the people responsible for their creation. From professional to personal, explore...
Major Knight portraits and his impression for a new Salvation Army citadel.
American illustrator Annie Valloton with a pen and drawing, sitting on a chair.
Illustrator Annie Valloton with a pen and drawing, sitting on a chair.
"Student drawing in a classroom at New Brighton Catholic School. The student was quoted by the photographer, ""I'm writing a story. It is about a giraffe who has a neck that is so long, he cannot hold...
Views of the director of the industrial development division of the DSIR, Mr T. H. Scott and research engineer Commander Hugh Lynch looking at plans for a new project- a helmet for agricultural pilots...
East elevation. View from Oxford Terrace.
South elevation. View from Worcester Street.
Section A.B. Pencil sketches of details of the municipal buildings, including details of the cove ceiling of the Council Chamber, office panelling, and a sketch plan of the caretakers rooms.
Section A.B. The watercolour plan includes a detail of eaves.
Plan shows the foundations of the new municipal buildings. Longitudinal section shewing sections of concrete as put in front or east wall.
Titled in pencil with ‘Municipal buildings, Christchurch. Proposed method of strengthening roof in lieu of tie rods.’ A note on the plan approving the suggested method is signed by B. W. Mountfort...
Black and white plan showing the layout of offices and rooms on the first floor of the council offices, 1920. The office layout shows the mayor’s room, committee room and council chambers.
Black and white plan showing the layout of offices and rooms on the ground floor of the council offices, 1920.
Black and white plan showing the fire escapes on the north and south walls for the Chamber of Commerce building.
The drawing shows the north and west elevations, a partial floor plan, and section D.
The ground floor plan for the proposed Christchurch municipal offices.
The floor plan for the first floor of the proposed Christchurch municipal offices.
The plan of the caretaker’s quarters on the second floor of the Chamber of Commerce. Markings in colour pencil.
Hand-drawn map of the Springbok tour protest march routes all leading towards Cathedral Square.