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03 December 2013
The Board of the South Australian Museum today announced the appointment of Mr Brian Oldman to the position of Director.
His appointment comes after an extensive international search which attracted highly experienced candidates from mainland Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States, New Zealand and Australia.
The Hon Dr Jane Lomax-Smith AM, Chair of the Museum Board said “Museums are entering an exciting period of change in the way they relate to visitors and global communities. In order to grasp these opportunities our Museum needs the visionary leadership and deep knowledge of museum operations that Mr Oldman will bring.”View
02 December 2013
Have you ever wondered what kind of creatures roamed the earth before our beloved dinosaurs? We all know Tyrannosaurus Rex and his friends, but what bizarre monsters were around before them?
This summer, the South Australian Museum brings you an incredible exhibition that brings the Permian era to life. Life Before Dinosaurs: The Permian Monsters takes us back 290 million years to the time when the earth had just one ocean and one large continent – Pangaea – and strange sharks, giant insects and reptiles inhabited the world. The Permian period ended after 40 million years with the largest extinction ever known on the planet, wiping out 90% of all species.View
26 November 2013
The Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year competition has experienced record success at the South Australian Museum this year, with the exhibition of finalists’ photographs attracting bigger crowds than ever before.
The gallery of more than 100 photographs opened to the public on 4 October. It has now closed at the South Australian Museum and is touring to Western Australia and Tasmania.
This year – the first year the South Australian Museum began its exciting partnership with Australian Geographic – more than 6000 people visited the exhibition to see images of wildlife and landscapes captured in Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea.View