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

  • 05 February 2018

    The South Australian Museum appoints world leading palaeontologist

    The South Australian Museum has announced that it is welcoming Dr Diego García-Bellido to the role of Senior Researcher (Earth Sciences), a new joint appointment with the University of Adelaide.

    “The South Australian Museum is one of Australia’s leading research museums, working in partnership with researchers across the world, and this appointment further cements our place at the forefront of evolutionary research,” said Brian Oldman, Director of the Museum.

  • 05 February 2018

    The South Australian Museum unveils refurbished Australian Polar Collections gallery

    The South Australian Museum has unveiled a new look on level three, with the Mawson Gallery being transformed into the Australian Polar Collections gallery.

    This much-loved gallery now features improved displays and digital features and showcases the very best of the Museum’s Antarctic collections highlighting expeditions, biodiversity and the myriad achievements of Sir Douglas Mawson’s life. It also for the first time introduces Sir Hubert Wilkins and John Riddoch Rymill and their collections to the public.

  • 08 January 2018

    The evolution of lizards

    The South Australian Museum will join the first comprehensive study of its kind on the evolution of lizards in Australia.

    Earlier this month, a $300,000 Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant was awarded to a group of researchers led by Dr David Chapple from the Monash University School of Biological Sciences. It was one of 16 successful new research grants awarded in 2017 that include South Australian Museum researchers, the total amount awarded amounting to $6.9 million.