Art Curators greatly influence the art we see in galleries and museums. A Curator is the ‘selector’ of art and will oversee collections of artwork in museums, galleries, exhibitions and more places/spaces.
They not only coordinate the display but also the acquisition and selection of pieces, as well as decide on allocating budgets. An Art Curator can specialize in their chosen area and develop specific knowledge for this field area to build up the collections. They must understand and care for the business of art and for the art itself, which entails the public relations side of the art world. They will develop ways that the art, whether it’s objects, archives, and art, can be interpreted through exhibitions, publications, and events.
With an artistic eye and a huge responsibility, curators interpret art to a group, contextualize and showcase it in museums and galleries. All of these tasks require curators to work with colleagues in areas such as conservation, education, design, and marketing. The Curator is passionate about art, artists and safeguarding the heritage of art. With a keen eye for detail, and understanding for art specifically and the world of art and art history is paramount. In full-spectrum, they are responsible for assembling, cataloging, managing, displaying and presenting the art.
Overall employment of art curators is projected to grow 9 percent from 2018 to 2028.