A person who oversees the care of private and public collections. Usually the person is assigned not only the maintenance of the collection but the acquisition of objects that continue the focus of and education about the existing works. Many colleges now offer courses in Curatorial professions. Source: Wikipedia-free encyclopedia <br><br>A person who is responsible for collection building, care, research, exhibition, and writing. Curators often work with community members to determine interests and needs, which will be reflected in special exibitions, and result in the meeting educational goals.Also see art careers, art conservator, director, docent, museum, preparator, registrar, and typology.