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Museum Board

Functional responsibility

The Museum Board (the Board) is established pursuant to the South Australian Museum Act 1976. The Board is responsible for the management of the South Australian Museum (the Museum). For details of the Board’s functions refer note 1 of the financial report.

Financial statistics
Net cost of providing services: $10.4 million
Total revenues from SA Government: $11.1 million
Value of heritage collections: $364 million
Number of FTEs: 72
Number of visitors: 733 926

Significant events and transactions
  • The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, the Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year and Iridescence major exhibitions were held in 2014-15.
  • The South Australian Museum Foundation Incorporated and the South Australian Museum Foundation Fund were consolidated into the Board statements for the first time in 2014-15. The activities did not require a full consolidated presentation of the Board’s financial statements.
  • From 1 July 2014 the functions of Arts SA (including those impacting the Board) transferred from the Department of the Premier and Cabinet to the Department of State Development.

Financial statement opinion

Financial controls opinion
Key issues:
  • The service level agreement between the Board and the Department of State Development was not finalised in 2014-15
  • The Board’s financial management compliance program was not completed and implemented
  • Lack of clarity in responsibility for review of delegations and manual payments
  • Controls for the Shared Services SA main payroll system did not meet a generally satisfactory standard