Media releases

The South Australian Museum is a vibrant hub of activity. We invite the media to read our media releases to keep up-to-date with the goings-on at the Museum. You can also find out what our scientists are up to with Unlocked: Stories from the scientists

  • 07 December 2017

    Museum collaboration takes Aboriginal Culture to the world

    A ground-breaking partnership between the South Australian Museum (SAM) and the National Museum of Australia (NMA), will showcase Aboriginal culture on the world stage.

    Under a landmark Memorandum of Understanding signed by SAM and the NMA, the two leading cultural institutions will collaborate on three exhibitions that tell Australian stories over the next five years, with the view to touring them both nationally and internationally. The first of the three exhibitions, Yidaki: Didjeridu and the Sound of Australia, is earmarked to tour Japan in July 2018.

  • 30 November 2017

    South Australian Museum Research and Collections restructure

    The Director of the South Australian Museum, Mr Brian Oldman, has unveiled a new organisational structure for the Museum’s research and collections teams.

    From early 2018, staff will be allocated to one of four teams – Earth and Biological Sciences, Humanities, Archives and Library Services and Collection Management.

    The restructure does not involve any reduction in staff numbers and will further improve the Museum’s ability to conduct research and care for its collections.

  • 10 November 2017

    South Australian Museum takes out top award at tourism’s night of nights

    The South Australian Museum has won the 2017 ‘cultural tourism’ award at the South Australian Tourism Awards held at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

    For more than 150 years the Museum has been committed to making Australia’s natural and cultural heritage accessible, engaging and fun, hosting collections of national and international significance.

    Holding 12 permanent galleries and welcoming 775,000 visitors each year with 250,000 of those visiting from interstate or overseas, the Museum is one of the most popular in the country. A world-class institution, it preserves and interprets culture, heritage and history.