From The Boston Globe:
The Boston Athenaeum announced Thursday that it had signed a long-term lease at neighboring 14 Beacon St. that will allow the independent library to expand by almost 20,000 square feet.
News of the expansion comes a week after Athenaeum director Elizabeth Barker announced her impending departure from the library, following a tumultuous tenure that has been marked by internal struggles and staff shake-ups. According to former employees, many of the disagreements revolved around Barker’s push to modernize the historic library, and a generally “hostile” work environment.
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