Mr Brian Oldman


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Mr Oldman has held senior executive positions in some of London’s most respected cultural and scientific institutions having worked in transformative roles at the British Museum, the National Maritime Museum, the Zoological Society of London, and Sir John Soane’s Museum.

Mr Oldman had extensive leadership experience in industry before following his passion by entering the cultural sector.  For five years, he was the Managing Director of the British Museum Company.  He has successfully led dynamic programmes to increase visitor numbers, linked institutional research to community programmes, built collaboration within institutions and developed commercial income streams. In addition, Mr Oldman has overseen successful major redevelopments.

Mr Oldman commenced at the South Australian Museum on 2 January 2014. The South Australian Museum receives c800,000 visitors a year. It has one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Australian Aboriginal material culture in the world. The Museum has considerable collections in natural science and is recognised internationally for its research. The Museum’s award winning exhibition programme tours nationally and internationally.


Professional Associations

Member, Council of Australian Museum Directors