Cinnamon van Reyk has been a social history curator at the National Museum of Australia since 2002. During this time she has worked on several temporary and permanent exhibitions as well as being heavily involved in acquisitions and collection policy work. The range of projects she has worked on has covered subjects such as Anzac Pilgrims, carved emu eggs, netball, bushrangers and the history of Western collecting. She is currently completing a doctorate at The Australian National University examining how Sri Lankan Australian contemporary artists can reveal contemporary multiculturalism in practice. She has a background in cultural heritage studies, cultural anthropology and honours in art history.