Erika Torri - Norma Hill

Erika Torri: Joan & Irwin Jacobs Executive Director of the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

Erika 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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