The Box

The world in a box

FROM APRIL 7th to JANUARY 6th, 2019

After its creation and presentation at the Port-Musée (Harbour-Museum) of Douarnenez and its second presentation at the Port Center of Le Havre, the “The Box” exhibition calls at our port for 9 months, from the 9th of April 2018 to the 6th of January 2019.

Translated exhibition

"The Box" is a fully translated exhibition !


Presentation The Box

Presentation

Containers, from every angle!

After its creation and presentation at the Port-Musée (Harbour-Museum) of Douarnenez and its second presentation at the Port Center of Le Havre, the “The Box” exhibition calls at our port for 9 months, from the 9th of April 2018 to the 6th of January 2019.

For the occasion, the exhibition has been redesigned and rearranged to best fit our premises. Most of all, “The Box” will benefit from additional content and visitors will be able to discover the close relationship between the harbour of Dunkirk and containers.

This topic befits particularly current events in our city, as a public debate to expand the superficy of the harbour (Project CAP 2020) was undertaken at the end of last year.

The history of the second half of the 20th century, boxed in

But, in the end, what even is a container? It is a metallic caisson with standardised dimensions. A simple rectangular box which has revolutionised maritime transport, global production systems and even… your own life!

Follow the trail of our exhibition to find out about the history of containers: from ancient amphorae to gigantic ships of the future, via all the original uses of this box today as accommodation, offices and even stadiums!


Accessible to all

Even though “The Box” tries to be comprehensive about the history of the container, it is still enjoyable and accessible to all audiences. It this new exhibition which the Harbour Museum of Dunkirk wishes, as all its exhibitions, to be ludic and interactive, you will find content specifically designed for children and families, such as Lego models, mini-quizzes, but also videos and playful activities.

The Harbour Museum of Dunkirk puts a special effort to develop this know-how throughout all its exhibitions, while remaining attentive to the requests and comments of its visitors, as evidenced by the last sequence of the “Que faut-il retenir ?” (“What must be remembered?”) exhibition, which was added after an idea left by one of our visitors in our guestbook during our “Tous Pirates ?” (“All pirates?”) exhibition.

Our exhibition will also be complemented with various animations (meetings, conferences, tours…) throughout the year.


Our missions are made possible with the support of our Associated Business Club:

  • DILLINGER FRANCE
  • EUROVIA STR
  • DAMEN SHIPREPAIR DUNKERQUE
  • ARCELOR MITTAL
  • GHESTEM LITTORAL
  • AUCHAN FLANDRE LITTORALE
  • LESIEUR
  • GRAND PORT MARITIME DE DUNKERQUE
  • BARRA SNM
  • SOCIETE GENERALE
  • SEA BULK
  • CMA CGM
  • GLENCORE MANGANESE FRANCE
  • COLAS NORD-EST
  • LYONNAISE DES EAUX
  • DEKEIREL & HARDEBOLLE
  • VNF
  • KERNEOS
  • SGA
  • CONHEXA
  • HABITAT 62/59
  • LA MAISON FLAMANDE
  • ENGIE - DK6
  • RIO TINTO ALCAN ALUMINIUM DUNKERQUE
  • PILOTAGE MARITIME DE DUNKERQUE
  • S.E.R.E.L
  • BOLUDA
  • EQIOM
  • GEODIS
  • SOCIETE DU TERMINAL DE L'ESCAUT
  • SPIE
  • VAN ROBAEYS
  • CENTRE D'ARCHIVES DU NORD
  • TOTAL
  • ENDEL
  • DUNKERQUE LNG
  • AEGEAN NORTH WEST EUROPE
  • LABORATOIRES PHARMACEUTIQUES RODAEL
  • SINERGENCE
  • DGL NETWORKS
  • GUILBERT PROPRETE
  • SOLIMAN
  • D.R.C.P
  • BOLLORE PORTS
  • LOGWAYS
  • BOLLORE LOGISTICS