South Australian Museum eNewsletter: September 2011
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New Board Members
We are proud to welcome three new members to the South Australian Museum Board. Dr Jane Lomax-Smith follows on from the leadership of former Santos Chief Executive Mr John Ellice-Flint who served nine years as Chair. Mr Dean Dalla Valle, BHP Billiton President of the Uranium Customer Sector Group and Professor Michael Worton, Vice-Provost (International) from University College London have also been appointed to the Board.
Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize Exhibition
Don't miss your last chance to see the 2011 Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize at the South Australian Museum. The exhibition closes at 5pm on Sunday 4 September 2011. The winning and highly commended artworks will then travel to the National Archives of Australia in Canberra for exhibition from 23 September to 13 November 2011.
Congratulations to Jessica Gardner from Victor Harbor, SA who won a trip to Antarctica for voting in the Waterhouse Art Prize People's Choice Award. Her vote was drawn on 25 August from more than 7000 votes. Jessica's trip will take place in February 2012, courtesy of Peregrine Travel Adelaide.
ANZANG Nature Photography Exhibition
See the amazing photographs that make up the 2011 ANZANG Nature Photography exhibition. The competition encourages photographers to capture the beauty of our natural world in the ANZANG area: Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the New Guinea region. The exhibition is visually stunning and thought-provoking and one not to be missed.
Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery Renewal
The Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery is undergoing a refurbishment with new cultural pieces included to help visitors interpret the stories present in the gallery. Among these new pieces are the prized Yuendumu Doors, and an interactive version of the Tindale Map.
As part of the Festival of Ideas, Professor Suzanne Miller, Director of the SA Museum, and Mr David Kerr, Senior Exhibition Designer, will be conducting a talk and tour about the challenges faced with a renewal of this kind. The talk is free, but bookings are essential on the Festival of Ideas website.
October School Holiday Program
Are the kids already looking forward to the next school holidays? Look no further than the SA Museum's School Holiday Program: Mummies Unwrapped. Discover the mysteries of Ancient Egypt, write a secret message using heiroglyphics, see and touch real Egyptian artefacts, follow the trail around the Egyptian Room to find its hidden secrets, and lots more to keep the kids busy.
The much-loved Information Centre has been reopened with more space, more curiosities and a wealth of knowledge from staff and volunteers. Come along and say hi on Level 1.
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