BoF sat down with Pamela Golbin, chief curator of the Musée de la Mode et du Textile, located in the Palais du Louvre in Paris, and learnt about her puzzling love of planes, nerdy obsession with problem-solving and how serendipity, vision and a MacGyver-like gift for improvising are essential to working under the same roof as the Mona Lisa.
PARIS, France — Trains, until very recently, weren’t Pamela Golbin’s cup of tea. She much prefers to fly. In fact, Golbin loves flying, perhaps a remnant of a childhood spent in airborne commute between Paris, Caracas, Miami and Buenos Aires, the cities in which her Franco-Chilean family resided at various times.
“I love, love, flying — the longer the flight, the better. Time is suspended when you are in the air, it’s like a parenthesis, and you can do anything you want. Plus, I have no problem sleeping on the plane and never get jet-lag, so I am fully operational when I arrive,” Golbin says.