Lacy Schutz, executive director of the Shaker Museum in Chatham, New York, has spent much of her working life preserving hidden pieces of history and making them accessible to the general public. Schutz had what she terms “a little bit of an unusual path” into the museum world: having completed masters degrees in poetry and information science, she trained as an archivist, going on to found the archive programme at the Clark Art Institute in Massachusetts — her first museum role.
Shane Rothe (they/them) joined Shaker Museum in July 2023, working with independent curator Maggie Taft on an exhibition for the new museum space in Chatham. Shane is an artist as well as a curator and continues to create in the mediums of painting, sculpture, writing, and performance. Shane holds a BFA from CalArts and an MA in art history and curatorial studies from the University of Chicago.