Q. What is a curator?
A museum curator is a specialist who is responsible for acquiring, exhibiting, cataloguing and researching objects in the museum’s permanent collection, and helping to build the permanent collection by researching and proposing new acquisitions. Curators also help develop and organize exhibitions, answer public inquiries, and give tours and lectures. The Corning Museum of Glass has curators for ancient and Islamic glass, European glass, American glass, Modern and Contemporary glass, and science and technology, as well as two curatorial assistants. Curators work closely with other collections management staff including registrars, conservators, photographers, and preparators to ensure the long term preservation, safety, and accessibility of the collection for visitors, artists, and researchers to enjoy.