ZGTF was founded in memory of Zibby Garnett who administered the Historic Decorative Crafts course at the Lincolnshire College of Art and Design (which later became part of Lincoln University) until her early death in 1999. ZGTF was launched the following year.
In addition to her many roles within the University, Zibby Garnett, on her own initiative, forged links with Sintra College of Art in Portugal and arranged for parties of Lincoln students to make exchange study visits with Sintra students. Further exchanges were established with Sint Lucas College at Boxtel in Holland and there is little doubt that others would have followed.
The study subjects sponsored by ZGTF reflect Zibby Garnett’s own interests and work.
In her memory, a room in Lincoln University Library is named ‘The Zibby Garnett Library’ and houses the bound reports of the Zibby Garnett Scholars’ study placements, as well as the rarer conservation books owned by Lincoln University.
David Garnett (1939 – 2021)
Alan Baxter CBE – Geoffrey Bond OBE DL – Dr Peter Burman MBE
– Gillian Hill – Dr John Martin Robinson
Hugh Matheson DL – Anne Riches OBE DL
Prof James Stevens Curl – The Right Revd Nigel Stock
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