Lise Dubé-Scherr has a long and distinguished career in both art museums and historic house museums. A native of Canada, she held progressively more responsible positions at the National Gallery of Canada, the Allentown (PA) Art Museum, and The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Estate and Gardens in Lenox, MA where she was Deputy Director and Vice President responsible for all daily operations.
From 2011-2017, Ms. Dubé-Scherr was the Executive Director of The Richard H. Driehaus Museum in Chicago, a decorative arts museum housed in a fully restored Gilded Age mansion which has grown from 4,000 annual visitors to 78,000 during her tenure. At the Driehaus Museum, she implemented a unique visitor-centered model, developed distinctive exhibitions with companion publications and expanded public programs to include lectures series, symposia, concerts, social programs and living history tours.
The Director of Museum Affairs provides vision and leadership on curatorial, conservation, collections management, research and educational initiatives at the Preservation Society’s 11 historic houses, seven of them National Historic Landmarks, which range in date from the mid-18th to the early 20th centuries. With a collection of 55,000 objects comprised of fine and decorative arts, photographs, prints and drawings displayed within landmark period houses, the Preservation Society gives more than 1,000,000 tours annually, making it one of the largest cultural organizations in New England.