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 or any other person who is unable to care for their own affairs, especially with regard to their property.
- cu·ra·to·ri·al [kyoor-uh-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-], /ˌkyʊər əˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/, adjective
- cu·ra·tor·ship, noun
- sub·cu·ra·tor, noun
- sub·cu·ra·to·ri·al, adjective
- sub·cu·ra·tor·ship, noun
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How to use curator in a sentence
The realization that meteorites hold organic compounds is not new, according to Philipp Heck, a curator at the Field Museum and lead author of the study.Pristine 'fireball’ meteorite contains extraterrestrial organic compounds | Rachael Zisk | October 29, 2020 | Popular-Science
Maltol can be found in all kinds of sweet treats from baked goods to coffee, says Tony Aiello, the curator of horticulture at Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia.
Still, music streaming services remain reliant on human curators and music editors.How A.I. is playing a bigger role in music streaming than you ever imagined | jonathanvanian2015 | October 2, 2020 | Fortune
From CT scans of specimens, she and her co-author David Blackburn, the associate curator of herpetology at the University of Florida, learned that even the thickest, roundest frogs are capable of great power—and not from their lower body as expected.
His fact-checking news curator company, Logically, promises to tear down echo chambers and fight fake news.
The curator had wanted the artists to produce work while they were in Europe in order to prove their talent to any skeptics.
To find out more, The Daily Beast spoke to curator Donald Albrecht.
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 | Emily Wilson | June 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“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 | Douglas Wolk | April 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | David Masciotra | April 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In 1876 he was appointed curator of the geological museum in his native city, and assistant on the Geological Survey.
The curator of his city sent him in chains to the proconsul.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire | Edward Gibbon
Did some conservative curator slily conceal them before the fatal mandate was executed?Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 440 | Various
John de Groot filled the place of curator with great dignity and honour.The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius | Jean Lvesque de Burigny
The Museum was given up to Indian arts and manufactures, and anybody who sought wisdom could ask the curator to explain.Kim | Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for curator
the administrative head of a museum, art gallery, or similar institution
law, mainly Scot a guardian of a minor, mentally ill person, etc
- curatorial (ˌkjʊərəˈtɔːrɪəl), adjective
- curatorship, noun
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