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

  • 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.

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  • 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. 

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  • 03 September 2014

    Photography Finalists Announced

    A spectacular gallery of moving, intriguing and beautiful images of wildlife and landscapes will be on show at the South Australian Museum in October.

    Featured in the current issue of Australian Geographic Magazine, on sale today, the 2014 Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year finalist entries includes stunning photographs submitted across ten categories.

    All images have been captured in picturesque regions of Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea.

    The exhibition of finalists’ photographs opens at the South Australian Museum on Friday 10 October, where the overall and category prizewinners will be announced. The exhibition runs until 28 November before it tours interstate.

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