03 December 2013
South Australian Museum Board Announces New Director
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
Meet the Monsters that Ruled Before Dinosaurs
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