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Current projects

Members of the National Museum's People and the Environment program are currently working on a range of new projects.

Food Stories

Explores and honours the capacities of land and people to grow food.

This National Museum project focuses on eight primary schools, one from each Australian state and territory, that participate in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation Program.

Courtesy Liz Poon, CSIRO

Rabbits in Australia

Australians have understood rabbits in many different ways, as pests, pets and a filling for pies.

Burrow through our website to discover how objects from the National Museum's collections reveal the diverse relationships that have developed in Australia between rabbits, people and places.

A man feeding a horse at the Tom Quilty endurance event.

Horses in Australia

Explore the intertwined histories of horses and people in Australia and share your story of time in the saddle.

Includes the development of an exhibition, to debut at the National Museum in Canberra in September 2014. 

Close up view of part of a biycycle tyre, with three cyclists blurred in the background.

Cycling in Australia

The story of cycling in Australia, as told by objects from the National Museum's collection.

Includes the development of an exhibition, Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia, to tour venues around the nation from July 2014.

A paddock with purple flowers in the foreground.

The Paddock Report

Regular reflections on one paddock on one Australian farm, and its place in a changing world.

Curator and environmental historian George Main reports on his visits to North Taylors paddock, near Narrandera in New South Wales.

Tijibaou Centre, Noumea. Photo: John Gollings.

Collecting the Future

An international workshop exploring how museums can help communities respond to climate change.

Co-convened by the American Museum of Natural History and the National Museum of Australia. 2-4 October 3013

More on the American Museum of Natural History website