Leadership and Empowerment

Sister Marianne Stoeger and Sister Margaritha Pissarek

Display No. 192

Sister Marianne Stoeger and Sister Margaritha Pissarek are two Austrian nurses. The Korean Nurses Association and the International Council of Nurses are calling for these women to be awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. Both women volunteered to care for patients as part of a 5-year project at a Korean ‘leper colony’.

They ended up staying for 40 years, and spending their wages on supplies and their work effectively unpaid. At a time when people with leprosy were treated with fear, suspicion and cruelty, these two nurses showed exceptional compassion for their patients.


Exhibits from ‘Florence The Leader’

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Nightingale is respected worldwide for her pioneering role in developing the nursing profession, her statistical work, and her evidence-based approach to healthcare. In honour of her bicentenary the World Health Organisation have named 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

In our special exhibition, you will find out about objects, people and places which tell interesting stories about Florence’s life and legacy. You’ll discover artefacts from her life, people she both inspired and challenged, and places she helped to shape. There’s many more insights too!

Please click on the different sections of her famous coxcomb diagram to explore various aspects of her life and legacy. We hope you enjoy exploring!