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 (kyo͝o-rā′tər, kyo͝or′ə-tər)
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.
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Noun1.curatorship - the position of curator
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
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African Bank was placed into curatorship in 2014, after it collapsed under the weight of bad debts.
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Alf increased visitor figures to the museum, took on the display and curatorship of the Old Bridge House as a museum of domestic life in Dumfries and started a museum in Annan.
Clifford's interest in a historical approach to the display of paintings was apparent in an article he wrote for the International Journal of Museum Management and Curatorship in 1982.
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During Gerhard's curatorship of the mammal collection, the Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut gathered large samples from Thailand, resulting in another discovery of a remarkable recent mammal, a vespertilionid bat which he described with Dieter Kock as a genus and species new to science, Thainycteris aureocollaris.
Max Karlsson, who was 22 at the time, took over curatorship two days later.
festival said that "due to the volatile nature of the accusations surrounding Ms Argento, she has chosen to withdraw from her curatorship of this year's edition, while these issues remain open".
We have virtual reality curatorship, and animated artworks and video games scored by classical music composers.
During the community, the curatorship is limited to the
This changed in the mid-20th century when Museum Director Dimitri Baramki began taking a more selective approach and only acquired artifacts with educational and scientific significance, a trend which continued under the curatorship of Leila Badre.