Centenary exhibition - Mill Girl to Magistrate

Saturday 11 April 2015 - Saturday 31 October 2015

Thanks to generous funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, an exhibition has been launched and will be the centrepiece of the centenary celebrations, running for 6 months.

The centenary exhibition tells the story of Mary Slessor’s journey from Dundee mill girl to missionary and later magistrate in Calabar. It celebrates her work to improve the lives of the local tribes, in particular the women and children and her ongoing legacy.

This temporary exhibition includes personal objects which belonged to Mary Slessor from the collections of Dundee Art Gallery and Museums, along with contemporary images and quotes from her letters written during her life in Calabar.

The story begins in Dundee, an expanding industrial city, struggling with poor housing, sanitation and poverty.
It then follows Mary as she sets out for the then mysterious continent of Africa, encountering a whole new set of dangers and challenges.

Exhibition curated by: Catriona Baird, Freelance Curator
Designed by: GBDM Ltd. Dundee: Griff Boyle, Wendy Maltman and Emma Thompson.


Scottish Charity No. SC032781

© Mary Slessor Foundation 2016