A museum curator (sometimes also called a gallery curator) manages collections of works of art and artifacts. Day-to-day, curators attend to the care and display of items, such as artwork, collections, historical or scientific items, as well as the acquisition of new works of art, usually with the aim of educating the public. They also provide information and design displays for the benefit of visitors. The role of curator may overlap a bit with that of a manager, as the job can also include public relations, fundraising, marketing, and educational programs. They also often form relationships with stakeholders and community liaisons, prepare budgets, and manage gallery staff. 

Recently a new breed of curator has emerged called ‘curators of digital data objects.’  Digital curation is the maintenance, collection, preservation, and archiving of digital assets like digital musical scores, 3D set designs, etc.  It entails the process of developing and establishing long-term repositories of digital assets for reference by scientists, researchers, historians, and scholars.

Credit: The Art Career Project

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