Curators are the ones that usually research, prepare and set up exhibitions. Many curators work in museums and galleries. They collect, study and look after museum objects. They present these objects to the visitors at exhibitions. Curators are also storytellers. They know many interesting things about the artworks, and when you visit the museum they can tell you a story about every one of them. They often connect different artworks within a single story, and that’s how the exhibitions are born.
The word curator comes from the Latin word curator: “one who has care of a thing; a manager, guardian, trustee”), from curare (“to take care of”).
Today, curators do much more than that. They are art researchers, and they show the results of their research in exhibitions.