Who are we?

The People and the Environment program at the National Museum of Australia explores the complex relationships Australians have with their physical environment.

We’re interested in the ways in which people’s lives shape and are shaped by the environment. We hope that by looking at what we’ve done in the past, and by talking with people to build our ecological understanding now, that we can respond to the challenges and the opportunities that flow from them in the future.
This blog features new work and ideas from staff working with the People and the Environment program and across the Museum.

Please add your comments and join the conversation.

Eleven people stand in two rows on grass, in front of a watercourse, and with trees in the background.

7 Responses

  1. I have been reading about the upcoming Horses in Australia exhibition, I just wondered if you have/or would like some stories about horse therapy? There are several places that provide wonderful therapy for people with different needs using horses. Places such as ‘Riding for the Disabled’ and ‘Horses for Hope’. I do hope the exhibition comes to Adelaide too, I think it’s a beautiful way to honor what horses have done and continue to do in our country.

  2. Hello Michelle and thanks for your comment. Horse therapy is a really interesting part of Australia’s horse history, and we’ve made contact with some therapy organisations during our research for the project. We decided to try and feature their work in the public programs and events that will accompany the exhibition, as that seemed the best way to showcase what they do to museum visitors. We’d love to tour the exhibition to Adelaide – stay tuned for the touring plans.

  3. Thanks, so glad to hear that horses used for therapy will be part of your exhibition. I can’t wait to hear more about it and hopefully be able to go along and see it too.