Definition of curator noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kjʊəˈreɪtə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//kjʊˈreɪtər//
The art world
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a person whose job is to be in charge of the objects or works of art in a museum or an art gallery, etc. See related entries: The art world Word Originlate Middle English (denoting an ecclesiastical pastor, also (still a Scots legal term) the guardian of a minor): from Old French curateur or, in later use, directly from Latin curator, from curare ‘take care of’, from cura ‘care’. The current sense dates from the mid 17th cent.
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