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cu·ra·tor

 (kyo͝o-rā′tər, kyo͝or′ə-tər)
n.
1. One who manages or oversees, as the administrative director of a museum collection or a library.
2. One who gathers something, organizes it, and makes it available to the public: a curator of online resources for gardeners.

[Middle English curatour, legal guardian, from Old French curateur, from Latin cūrātor, overseer, from cūrātus, past participle of cūrāre, to take care of; see curative.]

cu′ra·to′ri·al (kyo͝or′ə-tôr′ē-əl) adj.
cu·ra′tor·ship′ n.

curator

(kjʊəˈreɪtə)
n
1. the administrative head of a museum, art gallery, or similar institution
2. (Law) law chiefly Scot a guardian of a minor, mentally ill person, etc
[C14: from Latin: one who cares, from cūrāre to care for, from cūra care]
curatorial adj
cuˈratorˌship n

cu•ra•tor

(kyʊˈreɪ tər, ˈkyʊər eɪ-)

n.
1. the person in charge of a museum, art collection, zoo, etc.
2. a manager or overseer; superintendent.
[1325–75; < Anglo-French < Latin, =cūrā(re) to care for, (see cure) + -tor -tor]
cu`ra•to′ri•al (-əˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-) adj.
cu•ra′tor•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.curator - the custodian of a collection (as a museum or library)curator - the custodian of a collection (as a museum or library)
custodian, keeper, steward - one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals
Translations
أمين متْحَف
kurátor
museumsinspektør
kurátor
safnstjóri
direktoriussaugotojas
pārzinis/direktors
kurátor
müze müdürü

curator

[kjʊəˈreɪtəʳ] N [of museum] → director(a) m/f; [of museum department] → conservador(a) m/f

curator

[kjʊˈreɪtər] n [museum, art gallery] → conservateur/trice m/f (d'un musée etc)

curator

n
(of museum etc)Kustos m
(Jur: = guardian) → Kurator m, → Vormund m

curator

[kjʊəˈreɪtəʳ] ndirettore/trice (di museo )

curator

(kjuəˈreitə) noun
a person in charge of a museum etc.
References in classic literature ?
Here and there, the inmate has visitors to see the sight; then he points his finger, with something of the complacency of a curator or authorised exponent, to this cart and to this, and seems to tell who sat here yesterday, and who there the day before.
Their keeper had a brace of pistols, and carried a thick-knobbed bludgeon under his arm; but he was on terms of good understanding with them, and stood, with them beside him, looking on at the putting-to of the horses, rather with an air as if the convicts were an interesting Exhibition not formally open at the moment, and he the Curator.
The Museum was given up to Indian arts and manufactures, and anybody who sought wisdom could ask the Curator to explain.
The lama, haltingly at first, spoke to the Curator of his own lamassery, the Such-zen, opposite the Painted Rocks, four months' march away.
Out shuffled the lama to the main hall, and, the Curator beside him, went through the collection with the reverence of a devotee and the appreciative instinct of a craftsman.
Where the sequence failed, as in the Annunciation, the Curator supplied it from his mound of books - French and German, with photographs and reproductions.
In a few minutes the Curator saw that his guest was no mere bead- telling mendicant, but a scholar of parts.
But I have another desire' - the seamed yellow face drew within three inches of the Curator, and the long forefinger-nail tapped on the table.
The Curator nodded, wondering what would come next.
Alas', my brother, I do not know,' said the Curator.
It was rather as if he were thanking a stranger in a smoking-room for some trouble in passing the matches, than as if he were (as he was) practically thanking the Curator of Kew Gardens for coming with him into a field to find a four-leaved clover.
The curator of the botanical gardens gave them to me.