Media Releases Archives

November 2013

  • 26 November 2013

    Unprecedented Success for ANZANG

    The Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year competition has experienced record success at the South Australian Museum this year, with the exhibition of finalists’ photographs attracting bigger crowds than ever before.

    The gallery of more than 100 photographs opened to the public on 4 October. It has now closed at the South Australian Museum and is touring to Western Australia and Tasmania.

    This year – the first year the South Australian Museum began its exciting partnership with Australian Geographic – more than 6000 people visited the exhibition to see images of wildlife and landscapes captured in Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea.

  • 15 November 2013

    Stunning Egret Feeding Wins People’s Choice

    The South Australian Museum has today announced Sydney wildlife and weddings photographer David Stowe as the 2013 Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year People’s Choice winner. His Animal Behaviour category finalist photograph – Little Egret (Egretta garzetta), little fish – captured the hearts of thousands of people who have walked through the spectacular exhibition.

    The Australian Geographic ANZANG (Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea) Nature Photographer of the Year competition challenges photographers around the world to capture the best images in the bioregion, inviting them to enter across several categories. This year, the competition and finalist exhibition of more than 100 awe-inspiring images has been a resounding success. Since the doors opened on 4 October, more than 4,300 people have toured the special gallery.

  • 14 November 2013

    Millions awarded to Museum scientists in most successful research grant year to date

    The South Australian Museum is celebrating a record level of grant funding in the latest round from the Australia Research Council (ARC), after securing more than $5 million for ongoing and new science projects.

    Museum experts and scientists affiliated with the Museum are constantly working on groundbreaking projects here at the North Terrace site and in the field, from ‘Olympic Dam in a test tube’ to exploring agricultural evolution, from studying the earliest stories of life to the latest advances in nanotechnology.

    Last financial year (2012-2013), the Museum attracted $5,472,000 in project grants from a range of sources. Only five months into this financial year, the Museum has nearly topped that and is on track to have its most successful year ever for scientific research funding.