Principal Curator, Modern and Contemporary Design Deadline: 29 March, 2013 National Museums Scotland is one of the UK’s leading museum services. It has a national and international reach and operates four museum sites. A major redevelopment and modernisation programme across our organisation is nearing completion, including a £50 million redevelopment of the National Museum of Scotland. This investment has created […]

– The Wall Street Journal’s Terry Teachout warns that recent trends in “cultural democratization” may come at the expense of curatorial expertise: ‘Kid Stuff at the Clark Art Institute’ – ‘Curator: A Slippery Word – an interview with Darren Jones’ at Artslant Says Jones: “Flagrant corruption of the word ‘curate’ is a trend that shows no sign of slackening. This […]

Application deadline: November 26, 2012, 10am http://www.metmuseum.org The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s finest museums, seeks a specialist in Architecture & Design for the Modern & Contemporary Department. The Associate Curator will participate in research, development and active management of the Modern and Contemporary collection and the Breuer project; initiation of collection displays, major special exhibitions, publications […]

The terms “curator” and “curating” are being slung around in a wide variety of contexts these days, mostly to do with the curator-as-filter. It is intriguing to see a term that is usually used in a fine arts context to be used in other contexts (in the three cases I mention below: the Web, interior decorating, and metadata) though it […]