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What do you think best represents modern nature?
Help us create a different kind of museum of nature: one which celebrates our everyday relationship with the world around us.
Our Sharing Nature project is part of our current exhibition ‘A museum of modern nature’. All the objects in the exhibition have been donated by the public. But since we want everyone to have a say about what we collect and display, we're also looking for online submissions.
Submissions and browsing for Sharing Nature have now closed.
Themes and timings
The themes below provide a focus on different aspects of nature today. We hope you'll submit a photo for each one and explore the range of fascinating offerings people share!
WILD 30 May-11 Jun EMOTION 12 Jun-25 Jun RELATIONSHIPS 26 Jun-9 Jul DEAD 10 Jul-23 Jul GREEN 24 Jul-6 Aug ALONE 7 Aug-20 Aug PLASTIC 21 Aug-3 Sep HEALTH 4 Sep-17 Sep NATURE 18 Sep-1 Oct
How does it work?
All submissions will appear on our website. You can browse the other offerings and answer quick questions to help us identify which ones resonate most with you. The ones that get the strongest response will appear on our digital display in the exhibition itself and the single most resonant submission for each theme will be explored in more depth on our website.
At the end, we'll have one representative submission for each of the themes, which together will shed light on our relationship with nature today. How far will yours get?
Part of A museum of modern nature
The public rated Mark Thomas’ contribution – the Observer’s Book of Birds – as the most meaningful photo on the theme of wild.
Magda Harmon’s contribution, a tree, showed us the web of connections between nature and our emotions.
Marianna Bucina Roca’s photo shows us how fragile our relationship with nature might be.
Jeane Trend-Hill’s photograph of a robin's nest makes us think of both new beginnings and our own mortality.
Paula Broom’s photograph of Sydney’s Centennial Park shows the complexity and joy we find in urban greenery.
The photos on the theme 'ALONE' that resonated most with you featured a single figure on an empty beach.
There are serious concerns about plastics in the environment. At the same time plastic materials make our lives much easier, even in the natural world.
Carole Tyrrell's photograph of a rainbow shows how the natural world can stimulate body and mind.