About

About Us

Photograph: Kate Bowman

 

MOD. is a futuristic museum of discovery. It’s a place to be and be inspired by ideas at the intersection of science, art, and innovation.

Our exhibitions are designed for people aged 15-25, showcasing how research shapes our understanding of the world around us to inform our futures.

MOD. is like no other museum experience in Australia. We bring together researchers, industries, and students to push boundaries, explore, and be inspired.

We present one in-gallery and one online exhibition each year, along with a program of workshops, talks and events.

Awards & Recognition

  • Asia Pacific Network of Science and Technology Centres Awards

    Creative Exhibit — Birds and Bees, MOD.IFY, 2019

    Australian Interior Design Awards

    Best in State — Exhibition Studios, Birds and Bees, MOD.IFY, 2018

    Shortlisted for Installation Design Award, Grumpy Sailor, Cascade (Training Ground) HEDONISM 2020

    Australian Graphic Design Awards

    Distinction, Digital Design — Grumpy Sailor, Cascade, Training GroundHEDONISM, 2019

    Australian Museum and Galleries Association Awards for Temporary and Travelling Exhibitions

    Highly Commended — Sleep Ops, WAGING PEACE, 2019
    Highly Commended — SEVEN SIBLINGS FROM THE FUTURE, 2020
    Shortlisted – Cell Invaders, IT’S COMPLICATED, 2021
    Shortlisted – Sea-habilitation, IT’S COMPLICATED, 2021

    Design Institute of Australia SA/NT Awards

    Gold Award — Exhibition Studios, Birds and Bees, MOD.IFY, 2018
    Gold Award — Exhibition Studios, Feeling Human, MOD.IFY, 2018
    Gold Award — Exhibition Studios, Sleep Ops, WAGING PEACE, 2019

    Museums Australasia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards

    Highly Commended — MOD. website, 2019
    Highly Commended — HEDONISM exhibition branding, 2020
    Shortlisted — SEVEN SIBLINGS FROM THE FUTURE exhibition branding, 2020
    Highly Commended — F.A.B.L.E. app, 2021
    Highly Commended — SEVEN SIBLINGS FROM THE FUTURE app, 2021

    PRIMER19 Emerging Designer Exhibition

    Honourable Mention — Kindness Credit Microchip, Peace Machines, WAGING PEACE, 2019

    SA Life Absolute Best Awards

    Finalist, Absolute Best Family Day Out, 2021

    Adelaide Fringe Awards

    Week 1 Award for Best Workshop or Event – Science on the Streets, 2022

    Winnovation Award

    Anika Johnstone, MOD.’s first Senior Exhibition Manager, 2018

     

     

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