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 and Accolades

  • 2018 Awards

    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

    Australian Interior Design Awards

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

     

    Winnovation Award

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

  • 2019 Awards

    Asia Pacific Network of Science and Technology Centres Awards

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

     

    Australian Graphic Design Awards

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

     

    Australian Screen Sound Guild Awards

    Nomination, Best Sound for Interactive Media — Thom Kellar and Thalia Colettis, SymbiosvilleHEDONISM, 2019.

    Museum and Galleries National Awards

    Temporary and Travelling Exhibitions:
    Highly Commended — Sleep Ops, WAGING PEACE, 2019

     

    Design Institute of Australia SA/NT Awards

    Gold Award — Exhibition Studios, Sleep Ops, WAGING PEACE, 2019

     

    Museums Australasia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards

    Highly Commended — MOD. website, 2019

     

    PRIMER19 Emerging Designer Exhibition

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

  • 2020 Awards

    Australian Interior Design Awards

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

     

    Museum and Galleries National Awards

    Highly Commended — SEVEN SIBLINGS FROM THE FUTURE, 2020

     

    Museums Australasia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards

    Highly Commended — HEDONISM exhibition branding, 2020
    Shortlisted — SEVEN SIBLINGS FROM THE FUTURE exhibition branding, 2020

  • 2021 Awards

    Museum and Galleries National Awards

    Shortlisted – Cell Invaders, IT’S COMPLICATED, 2021
    Shortlisted – Sea-habilitation, IT’S COMPLICATED, 2021

     

    Museums Australasia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards

    Highly Commended — F.A.B.L.E. app, 2021
    Highly Commended — SEVEN SIBLINGS FROM THE FUTURE app, 2021

     

    SA Life Absolute Best Awards

    Finalist, Absolute Best Family Day Out, 2021

  • 2022 Awards

    Museum and Galleries National Awards

    Highly Commended — INVISIBILITY, 2022

    Permanent Exhibition or Gallery Fitout:
    Winner — Karl Winda Telfer, Monkeystack and MOD., Kuri Kurru (Turning Circle) Our Kaurna Seasonal Touchscreens, 2022

    Indigenous Project:
    Winner — The Unbound Collective and MOD., REFLECT, 2022

     

    Design Institute of Australia SA/NT Awards

    Merit Award – Exhibition Studios, Underground, INVISIBILITY, 2022

     

    Museums Australasia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards

    Winner — UP CLOSE, online exhibition, 2022

     

    Adelaide Fringe Awards

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

  • 2023 Awards

    Museum and Galleries National Awards

    Temporary Exhibition: Highly Commended – FLEX, 2023

    Community Engagement and Outreach – Highly Commended – Ethos, 2023

     

    iGap Travel Guide Award

    Science Museum of the Year, 2023

     

    South Australian Tourism Awards

    Tourist Attraction finalist, 2023

  • 2024 Awards

    SA Science Excellence and Innovation Award

    Finalist — SA Innovator of the Year, MOD. team 2024

     

    South Australian Screen Awards

    Winner — Inspiring SA, Best Web Series, Be Curious (featuring MOD.) 2024

     

    ICOM Cimuset

    Finalist — Cimuset Award, 2024

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