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Food Stories uses objects from the National Museum’s collection to share stories about productive places, food gardeners, farmers and cooking in Australia.

Explore places and objects


Food Stories was launched by the National Museum in conjunction with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation Program and participating schools in 2013.

The Food Stories project featured National Museum collection objects from the locations of each participating school. These objects revealed fascinating and useful stories about local food histories and cultures.

Students from partner schools learned about objects from their area through online activities. The Museum worked with the Stephanie Alexander Foundation to develop curriculum resources that highlight objects and the food stories they hold.

By sharing stories about places and producers responsible for nourishing so many people, Food Stories hoped to help foster stronger, healthier communities, able to respond creatively to the challenges of keeping our farmlands and gardens productive.

Participating schools

Seven primary schools took part in the Food Stories project:

  • Aldinga Beach School, South Australia
  • Chelona State School, Queensland
  • Collingullie Public School, New South Wales
  • Majura Primary School, Australian Capital Territory
  • Monbulk Primary School, Victoria
  • Moonah Primary School, Tasmania
  • Wiluna Remote Community School, central Western Australia
  • Yulara Primary School, Central Australia.
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