Teacher Resources

The Role of a Curator

Essential Questions


  • What is the role of a curator in a museum like the Glenbow Museum?
  • If you were a curator, how would you design an exhibit of Canadian contemporary art?
  • What factors must be considered by the curator in order to design an exhibit?

Discussion


  • What is contemporary art?
  • What is the time period for contemporary art?
  • What is modern art?
  • What is post-modern art?
  • How many pieces would you include in the show?
  • Which Canadian artists would you choose, why?
  • What media would you focus on for your exhibit?
  • What is the provenance of a work of art?

Evaluation


Resources


An Assignment in Itself
http://warrensburg.k12.mo.us/iadventure/curator/openingstory.html

Cybermuse Careers
http://cybermuse.gallery.ca/cybermuse/youth/careers/curators_e.jsp

Job Descriptions
http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos065.htm

Government Career Site Includes Roles and Responsibilities
http://www.alis.gov.ab.ca