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

  • 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.

  • 05 September 2014

    Last Chance to See 2014 Waterhouse Exhibition

    The 2014 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize Exhibition at the South Australian Museum has been exceptionally popular with thousands of visitors this season.

    This Sunday 7 September will be the last day that visitors can enjoy the spectacular works of art, each telling a unique story about natural science.

    An exhibition of prizewinning and highly commended works will then travel to the National Archives of Australia in Canberra. It will be open from Friday 26 September until Sunday 9 November 2014.