Meaning of “curator” in the English Dictionary


"curator" in English

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curatornoun [ C ]

uk /kjʊˈreɪ.tər/ us /kjɝːˈeɪ.t̬ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • He is the curator of a fine museum. 
  • Let me introduce you to Mr. Francis, the curator of the museum. 
  • She visited the various museums and private collections of this country, and got in touch with the heads of the different departments and their curators. 
  • The curator there, an old man of about seventy, loves to tell the story of its founding and growth. 
  • We had a glimpse of the museum, by courtesy of the American gentleman who is curator of it. 

(Definition of “curator” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"curator" in American English

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curatornoun [ C ]

us /ˈkyʊərˌeɪ·t̬ər, kjʊˈreɪ-/

a person in charge of a department of a museum or other place where objects of art, science, or from the past are collected, or a person who organizes and arranges a showing of art or other objects of interest

(Definition of “curator” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)