Torri: Joan & Irwin Jacobs Executive Director of the Athenaeum
Music & Arts Library
Torri has led the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library through a period
of remarkable growth since she came aboard in 1989. She led the most
ambitious fundraising effort in the Athenaeum's history and has vastly
expanded the art and music programs. Her expertise has been instrumental
in the shaping of the Athenaeum's collections, the highlight of which
is the Erika and Fred Torri Artists' Books Collection. A native of Bremen,
Germany, Torri received her master's in library science at the Library
School, Hamburg; interned at the Bibliotheque Nationale and at the Sorbonne;
and served as Assistant Department Head at Harvard University's Countway
Library. She is active in many arts-oriented organizations, serves on
several boards and committees, and is a sought-after lecturer and juror
for art exhibitions.
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