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 March 2014

    Behind the Doors Book Launch

    Behind the Doors: An art history from Yuendumu

    Philip Jones with Warlukurlangu Artists

    The Yuendumu Doors are among the freshest, most remarkable documents of Aboriginal art. Painted thirty years ago at a remote desert school by artists steeped in ritual knowledge, the Doors survived against the odds. After near-obliteration by desert winds, sun, and children’s graffiti, the Doors have been conserved and their powerful designs restored.

    Behind the Doors tells the story of these remarkable visual chronicles of Warlpiri country and Dreaming. Author Philip Jones says, “This book illuminates an extraordinary moment in Australian art history, and its aftermath.” 

  • 27 February 2014

    Dig It: An Adelaide Festival Event

    1-23 March, 10am-4pm

    Join us on the South Australian Museum’s front lawns from this weekend, and unearth bones, fossil imprints and ancient sea beds in an exciting Adelaide Festival-programmed event: Dig It @ The Museum.

    Budding palaeontologists can try their hand at finding creatures from millions of years ago, in giant dig pits.

    This free event will link visitors to the story of how life on Earth began. Our 560-million-year-old fossils are some of the oldest evidence of life on the planet and can be found in the Flinders Ranges. The Museum is the guardian of the specimens and our teams produce internationally-renowned research on the fossils.

  • 19 February 2014

    Night Lab Launches at the Museum

    The South Australian Museum’s exciting new event aimed at enticing young people to engage with science – Night Lab – launches this evening on North Terrace.

    Media are invited to cover the premiere of the Museum’s exploration-the­­med youth event, which sold out a week before it was due to launch. This is a shining example of successful artistic and cultural collaboration in Adelaide.

    Museum Director Brian Oldman said while the city stages its artistic delights as part of the Fringe and Adelaide Festivals, the Museum will launch this science event to celebrate discovery.