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

  • 19 December 2014

    Oonyawa Exhibition

    Traditional stories and contemporary voices will combine in Oonyawa – from Museum back to Country, a new exhibition being hosted at the South Australian Museum that features stunning work by Aurukun artists from Western Cape York.

    Developed by independent curators Gina Allain and Louise Ashmore, the exhibition showcases archival material from the Museum, together with paintings, photographs, film and audio material created during an Indigenous Cultural and Language Support project in 2012 and 2013.

  • 09 October 2014

    ANZANG Winner Captures Beauty of Underwater Dangers

    The overall and category winners of the 2014 Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year Competition have been announced tonight at the South Australian Museum.

    A bioluminescent bluebottle jellyfish floating in the morning light at Bushrangers Bay, Shellharbour, NSW, has been chosen as the winning entry for 2014. Matthew Smith, a mechanical designer and wildlife photographer from New South Wales, is thrilled to be crowned ANZANG’s overall winner for the photo Physalia Physalis: “I felt shocked and surprised then humbled and honoured. Especially when you consider the high standard of photography from my peers in this year’s competition – I believe it could have been any one of the finalists walking away with the prize on any given day; today was just my lucky day,” he said.

  • 17 September 2014

    Museum Study Puts Small Voices Under the Microscope

    The results of a groundbreaking South Australian Museum study on early childhood learning will be launched in an exhibition at the Museum today.

    Over the past five years, both the South Australian Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia have observed a significant increase in the number of preschool children visiting the organisations.

    The Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) teacher seconded to the Museum, Karen Hogan, developed a study to investigate how young children connect with a space and objects, and draw meaning from them. The results will be used to develop better programs and facilities for children visiting Adelaide’s key cultural organisations.