12th October 2005
BISHOP TO UNVEIL COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE
A plaque commemorating the late Zibby Garnett is being unveiled in the
Zibby, who lived with her husband David
in Norwell near
She was a leading figure in the
world of curating great historic houses – she was
curator at Thoresby Hall and subsequently headed a
team of cataloguers at Brodsworth Hall near
After she died in 1999, De Montfort University opened the Zibby Garnett Library in Chad Varah House, dedicated to her memory.
The area where the library is located is now needed for teaching space and a room in the newly built library on the Brayford Pool campus has been allocated to house the collection.
Her husband David also set up the Zibby Garnett Travelling Fellowship which offers scholarships to art and design students to study abroad.
The original slate plaque commemorating Zibby has been carefully removed from Chad Varah House and will be unveiled in the Great Central Warehouse Library on Wednesday 19th October at 5.30pm.
the Bishop of Stockport also present at the event will be Zibby’s
husband David Garnett and Pro Vice Chancellor at the
The ceremony will start on the first floor of the library at 5pm with a reception and coffee, followed by tours of the library.
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Kate Strawson, Assistant Press Officer
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