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

  • 22 February 2018

    South Australian Museum enters new high-tech era with GigCity Adelaide

    The South Australian Museum has been chosen as part of the newly approved North Terrace Cultural Precinct Innovations Hub. The hub will enable never-before-seen technological capabilities within South Australia’s most iconic cultural institutions.

    As the lead partner in the project, the South Australian Museum will join together with the South Australian Museum Foundation, the Art Gallery of South Australia, the History Trust of South Australia and the State Library of South Australia to create the inaugural North Terrace Cultural Precinct Innovations Hub.

  • 05 February 2018

    The South Australian Museum appoints world leading palaeontologist

    The South Australian Museum has announced that it is welcoming Dr Diego García-Bellido to the role of Senior Researcher (Earth Sciences), a new joint appointment with the University of Adelaide.

    “The South Australian Museum is one of Australia’s leading research museums, working in partnership with researchers across the world, and this appointment further cements our place at the forefront of evolutionary research,” said Brian Oldman, Director of the Museum.

  • 05 February 2018

    The South Australian Museum unveils refurbished Australian Polar Collections gallery

    The South Australian Museum has unveiled a new look on level three, with the Mawson Gallery being transformed into the Australian Polar Collections gallery.

    This much-loved gallery now features improved displays and digital features and showcases the very best of the Museum’s Antarctic collections highlighting expeditions, biodiversity and the myriad achievements of Sir Douglas Mawson’s life. It also for the first time introduces Sir Hubert Wilkins and John Riddoch Rymill and their collections to the public.