Curators recommend the acquisition of paintings, photographs, sculptures, documents, and other museum/gallery artifacts. They research the origin/history of artifacts, develop the storyline/theme of displays/exhibitions, and supervise curatorial assistants/other museum technicians. They may specialize in particular collections.
Curators perform some or all of the following duties:
Recommend the acquisition of paintings, photographs, sculptures, documents and other museum and art gallery artifacts;
Research origins and artistic history of artifacts;
Develop storylines and themes and organize displays and exhibitions;
Co-ordinate the storage of collections and setting-up of displays and exhibitions;
Oversee the conservation, display and circulation of collections;
Supervise curatorial assistants and other museum technicians.
Curators may specialize in a particular type of collection or material, such as furniture, weapons, books, paintings and musical instruments.
Historical Artifacts Conservator
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