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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.

Three children standing in front of a garden bed showing their muddy hands.

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 the exhibition, Spirited: Australia's Horse Story, on show at the National Museum in Canberra from  September 2014 to March 2015.

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 a travelling exhibition, Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia, which starts its Australian tour at the Queensland Museum in Brisbane from 29 November 2014 to 8 June 2015. More on Freewheeling

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.