SAM is currently CLOSED in line with COVID-19 restrictions. More info

SAM closes... for now

Please note: this is an old article.

This article was published on 25, March, 2020. The infomation contained wihin may be out of date or inaccurate.

In line with state and federal government advice, the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) will be closed to the public from today Wednesday 25 March until current restrictions ease.

“We wish all of our colleagues, artists and wider community good health and best wishes in these trying times,” said SAM Director Rebecca Coates.

“We will continue to share our work and our collections through our online channels, in an effort to support our artists and to bring some colour to the current climate.”

Whether on site or virtual, the SAM team wishes to advise you on what is happening behind the scenes:

Current exhibitions

All exhibitions will remain in the museum during this period and we hope that we can share them with you once this period has ended.

Digital and online

Check out the SAM Hub page where we're progressively adding virtual experiences such as exhibition tours, artist interviews, and at home activities for kids and adults. 


All artworks are safe, and will continue to be carefully monitored, as they are when we are open.

SAM Transition

Work will continue on SAM’s transition to the new building, which will continue either at SAM or remotely. While there may be delays, we are keen to continue to work towards what will be one of the most exciting, and certainly highest, buildings in our region.

Visit SAM on Instagram or Facebook. You can also call on (03) 5832 9861 or email