Timeline

1914 - 1933

1920s

I first began tracing my family history in the 1970’s, when I was at University.

1920s

Bishop William White
  • portrait of man in clerical collar
1920s

Bishop William White of Honan calls on Currelly. For the next decade they work to build the collections – from early bronzes to the great wall paintings in the gallery named after him.

1910s

Margaret MacLean, Educator
  • newspaper images of woman and couple in Egypt on camels
1910s

Margaret MacLean is appointed guide to the collections.

1910s

George Crofts and the Chinese collections
  • side portrait of man against dark background
1910s

One day, Currelly was showing a distinguished visitor around at the end of the day. Thus he missed another caller, who left a card.

1910s

A Prominent Woman
  • painting of Sarah Warren
1910s

Mrs Warren was the only woman on the first Board of Trustees and she served for 40 years. When her husband died unexpectedly in 1909, she took over the running of his company.