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MARY-ELIZABETH ANDREWS, Project Manager Programs, Australian National Maritime Museum

BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONS. CLASS I), MASTER OF MUSEUM STUDIES, DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Mary-Liz began her career within the fast-paced film and television industry, where she coordinated art department and set construction for Australian television drama and US feature films. In 2009 she completed a Master of Museum Studies at Sydney University, followed by a PhD focusing on historical collections and their interpretation.

In 2013 Mary-Liz took part in the pilot International Museum Fellowship program funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation. Her museum experience includes curatorial support for projects of varying sizes including An Edwardian Summer for the Historic Houses Trust of NSW and Treasures of the American Collection for the Australian National Maritime Museum. In 2015 Mary-Liz curated and project managed the exhibition Zeitschichten (Layers of Time) for the Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, based on her original concept, and authored the compendium publication.

In her role as Curator Special Projects at the Australian National Maritime Museum Mary-Liz led the concept development and curation for the exhibition Container – The box that changed the world. Since June 2017 she has also project managed the Container exhibition.

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