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Hagley Museum & Library sets up fund for former Chief Curator Lynn Catanese

Oct 22, 2018

A new fund created by the Hagley Museum and Library will honor its former Chief Curator of Library Collections.

Lynn Catanese was an employee of Hagley for more than 28 years.  She died last summer.

Eric Rau is the Director of Library Services at Hagley.

He says the Lynn Catanese Fund for Collections in Women’s History and Design History will support the development and accessibility of collections in Catanese’s areas of interest: Women’s History and Design History.

“She was very much a champion of the Library’s collections, continuing to build them and build relationships to depositors of collections here at Hagley," Rau said.

Rau adds Catanese emphasized the importance of reference work.


“Her big message was that a library staff  that maintains good reference also knows its collections very, very well," said Rau.



Contributions to the Lynna A. Catanese Fund for Collections in Women's History and Design Histopry will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Hagley.


Financial contributions can be mailed to the Hagley Museum and Library Development Office at P.O. Box 3630, Wilmington, DE 19807. Donor should note in the memo field that the donation is for the Lynn A. Cantanese Fund.