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From our blog
A fur coat for Flora
By George Main
20 May 2016
One of the most beautiful objects in the National Museum’s rabbit collections is a woman’s fur coat from the 1940s. Made from the pelts of...
Artist Amanda Stuart's new works inspired by a cat skin rug and thylacine pelt
Kate Rigby on the transformation of forest to farmland
School gardens, Stephanie Alexander and stories from our collection
Explore the story of Australians and their bikes
Urban gardening, salinity, the Murray-Darling Basin and more
More on our People and Environment program and research
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Share the rich story of a successful Australian pastoral property
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Landmarks, Old New Land and Circa on show now
Vic McEwan at the Museum
Celebrating the bonds between horses and people
Learn why the animal specimens in our collection arouse horror, curiosity and wonder
Natasha Fijn on the cultural and ecological significance of bees to Aboriginal people
Explore the origins and passion for bush riding in Australia
Free audio recordings from our One River symposium and Urban gardening forum