- the person in charge of a museum, art collection, etc.
- a person who selects content for presentation, as on a website.
- a manager; superintendent.
- Law. a guardian of a minor, lunatic, or other incompetent, especially with regard to his or her property.
Origin of curator
Related Words for curatordirector, custodian, administrator, manager, conservator, keeper, guardian, steward
Examples from the Web for curator
Contemporary Examples of curator
The curator had wanted the artists to produce work while they were in Europe in order to prove their talent to any skeptics.North Korea’s Propaganda Art Exhibit in London
November 6, 2014
To find out more, The Daily Beast spoke to curator Donald Albrecht.How Jews Created American Modernism
August 1, 2014
Bringing pieces from the two collections together gives a fresh perspective to them, says Janet Bishop, an SFMOMA curator.Hello, ‘Gorgeous’: Grit and Glamour In San Francisco
June 20, 2014
“That was brought to us by a curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York,” he explains.Kraftwerk Speak: The German Electropop Act Discuss ‘Autobahn,’ Technology, and Hint at New Album
April 29, 2014
A Call To Action is, with Carter acting as curator and commentator, the public record and statement of that conference.Jimmy Carter Was a Lot Better President Than Almost Anyone Ever Admits
April 1, 2014
Historical Examples of curator
Every now and then he and the curator fell back on each other's company.Marriage la mode
Mrs. Humphry Ward
The whole collected by the Curator at Aylestone, August, 1883.Practical Taxidermy
Every six years must I pay an attorney to dispute and quarrel with the curator.The Life and Adventures of Baron Trenck
Therefore, not only is he the curator of souls, but also the representative of the government.
The curator of his city sent him in chains to the proconsul.
- the administrative head of a museum, art gallery, or similar institution
- law, mainly Scot a guardian of a minor, mentally ill person, etc
Word Origin for curator
Word Origin and History for curator
mid-14c., from Latin curator "overseer, manager, guardian," agent noun from curatus, past participle of curare (see cure (v.)). Originally of those put in charge of minors, lunatics, etc.; meaning "officer in charge of a museum, library, etc." is from 1660s.