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

  • 10 November 2017

    South Australian Museum takes out top award at tourism’s night of nights

    The South Australian Museum has won the 2017 ‘cultural tourism’ award at the South Australian Tourism Awards held at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

    For more than 150 years the Museum has been committed to making Australia’s natural and cultural heritage accessible, engaging and fun, hosting collections of national and international significance.

    Holding 12 permanent galleries and welcoming 775,000 visitors each year with 250,000 of those visiting from interstate or overseas, the Museum is one of the most popular in the country. A world-class institution, it preserves and interprets culture, heritage and history.

  • 24 October 2017

    Museum announces market sounding process for proposed new landmark cultural facility

    A market sounding process for a proposed new facility to house and preserve the South Australian Museum’s unique Australian Cultural and Natural Heritage Collection has just been released.

    The proposed new building would be able to store more than four million items, including the most important collection of Australian Aboriginal artefacts in the world held by the South Australian Museum. A detailed consultation process with Aboriginal communities will help to determine a name for the new facility.

  • 19 October 2017

    Beach Energy sponsors Australian Aboriginal exhibition series

    Beach Energy has partnered with the South Australian Museum as the exclusive corporate sponsor of an innovative new series of free exhibitions, designed to provide a deep focus on community engagement and promote audience awareness of Australian Aboriginal culture.

    To be presented during the 2017 to 2018 season, the exhibition series will draw from the South Australian Museum’s existing collections of world renowned Australian Aboriginal material and incorporate new collaborations.