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The Role of a Curator

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Have you ever wondered what a Curator does? Curators have many roles in the Crawford Art Gallery working with colleagues in areas such as education, research, conservation, design and marketing. They continually develop interesting ways in which to engage the public with artworks through exhibitions, publications or events. 

Delving deeper, we explore the work of a Curator in this handy downloadable PDF.

Check out our exhibition case study which interviews Anne Boddaert, one of the gallery Curators. Anne speaks about curating the exhibition ‘Seen, Not Heard’ (28th June – 28th October 2019). We asked Anne about what needs to be considered when borrowing work from another collection or artist and hanging the work. We also chat about the experimental playspace take-over of the upper gallery, following the phenomenal response from the public.


We invite you to curate your own online exhibition!

  • Click on this link, save a copy of the online gallery template.
  • Explore the Crawford Art Gallery Collection, picking a theme of your choice. Right-click to download and save the images you choose to upload to the slides on your template.
  • Try experimenting with the content of the artwork. Can you communicate a different message to your audience by juxtaposing two images of different meaning?


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