A curator is a type of director of an art gallery or museum. Curators put together exhibitions. They are in charge of a great many aspects relating to art shows. Some of these include: lighting, arrangement, selection of works and even refreshments. Curators also build relationships with artists and estates of artists who are deceased. That helps them to cultivate the best possible works for their gallery's exhibitions. Curators often write prologues for exhibition guides. It gives the curator the chance to explain a few of the ideas behind the show. Curators also may be prolific writers for art magazines, newspapers and other publications. The real essence of a curator's job is to 'frame' a collection of artwork. The best curators present a collection of artwork to the public in a new and interesting way. This aspect is especially relevant when exhibiting works by artists that have been shown many times before.
Extremely useful book: Exhibiting Photography - Shirley Read
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