(NOC 5112)

Career Description

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.

Duties May Include

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.

Examples of Titles

Archaeology Curator
Artifacts Conservator
Document Restorer
Historical Artifacts Conservator
Museum Curator

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Applied Museum Studies Diploma; Advanced
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Western University
London, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Art History and Museum Studies Bachelor; Honours
Museum and Curatorial Studies Bachelor; Honours
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Modified on January 26, 2022