Many people think of Adelaide itself as dated, boring and a bit of a museum. It hardly any wonder then that the main museum there – the South Australian Museum is a “museum of a museum”. While museums world wide are being jazzed up and turned into interactive and politically correct experiences this museum is like entering a time-warp – a museum straight out of the sixties were stuffed animals and locked (though not dusty) display cabinets crammed with artefacts prevail. That said, it has used a more contemporary approach in a few areas – such as the exhibition on the Australian Antarctic explorer Sir Douglas Mawson which is appropriately supported by real artefacts of interest.
You are probably thinking that I don’t like the place. Far from it, I love it. Continue reading “South Australian Museum – How Museums Used To Be”