Discover stories behind the latest exhibitions, fascinating explorations into maritime science and archaeology, and the surprising details of what happens inside (and outside) a modern working museum.

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Mary-Liz Andrews

Dr Mary-Elizabeth Andrews is a curator at the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Behind the scenes at Port Botany

10 Nov 2017

In today’s global world you could be wearing clothes made in India, watching a TV made in Japan while sitting on a sofa containing wood from Argentina on a laminate floor manufactured in Sweden. All of this has been made possible by a rectangular steel box – the humble shipping container.

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Container

01 Nov 2017

The box that changed the world. Seaborne trade accounts for 90% of all global trade and it relies on a humble steel box. Do you know the story behind this revolution?

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