From Exlibris List:
I have been in touch with a friend from University of Canterbury special collections. The campus remains closed, so she has yet to see what state the collection is in. The special collections weathered the September earthquake rather well, due to the type of shelving and location on the ground floor. We can only hope it is the same this time. Thankfully, and most importantly, no staff were injured.
The James L. Logie Memorial Collection of Greek and Roman antiquities (also held by the University) has been packed away since being damaged in the September quake. No news, but hopefully the packing has protected the objects.
There was an article published in ‘The Press’ about the Art Gallery, which also mentions the Canterbury Museum collections:
‘Christchurch Art Gallery Built to Highest Standards’ (26.2.11)
I will post an update as more information becomes available.
Rare Books Librarian
Heritage Collections, Dunedin Public Libraries
Dunedin City Council