Meet Holly Gaboriault, the New Director of Programs at The Athenaeum
The Providence Athenaeum, known for being frequented by Edgar Allan Poe, is an independent, members-only library that has managed to stay relevant since opening in 1836. Propelling the historical institution forward is its team, including the newly appointed Director of Programs, Holly Gaboriault, a Providence native and RISD graduate who served on the Athenaeum’s board of directors before stepping in on an interim basis until she was hired.
Knowing the Athenaeum from different perspectives, Gaboriault aims to bridge the gap between the 19th century and the 21st century without losing sight of the library’s history.
“I’m trying to figure out a way we can provide a space for abstract thinking and broader discussion, almost like an experimental laboratory for thought,” she says. This creative thinking has been a common thread throughout Gaboriault’s background.
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