Manage the art collections at a museum.
What does an Art Museum Curator do?
Art Museum Curators acquire, display, and preserve the collections of an art museum. You must be able to identify works of arts according to time period, style, and Artist, and judge them according to value and authenticity. This requires a deep understanding of art technique and history, so be prepared for many years of school before you pin on your Art Museum Curator badge.
On a given day you might plan displays, guide tours, and package artwork for shipping. Depending on your institution you might also need to perform less specialized tasks, such as grant writing and database work. If you are interested in art history, Art Museum Curator is an amazing job. It is the partner path to that of an academic, but instead of questioning and redefining works you spend your time celebrating and sharing them.
Overall you are responsible for the physical care of the artworks, as well as how they are exposed to the world. This means you are responsible for educating the public, preserving the past, and helping to categorize and define our artistic traditions.