A curator (from Latin: curare, meaning "to take care") is a manager or overseer. Traditionally, a curator or keeper of a cultural heritage institution (e.g., gallery, museum, library, or archive) is a content specialist charged with an institution's collections and involved with the interpretation of heritage material. A traditional curator's concern necessarily involves tangible objects of some sort—artwork, collectibles, historic items, or scientific collections. More recently, new kinds of curators have started to emerge: curators of digital data objects and biocurators. ...more

Ways of Curating
A Brief History of Curating: By Hans Ulrich Obrist
Curatorial Activism: Towards an Ethics of Curating
Radical museology
Hans Ulrich Obrist: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Curating But Were Afraid to Ask
Where Art Belongs
Curation Nation: How to Win in a World Where Consumers Are Creators
The Premonition: A Pandemic Story
Playing to Win
Thicker Than Water
Billion Dollar Loser: The Epic Rise and Spectacular Fall of Adam Neumann and WeWork
Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations
The Coming Storm
Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America
The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy

John Scalzi
A library is not information; it is a means of preserving information. In every case, before memory or information can be stored, someone must decide what must be stored. Someone must choose. Someone must curate.
John Scalzi, The Consuming Fire

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Notes on New Media in the White Cube and Beyond
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