With the key goals of informing, educating and inspiring the public, a museum or gallery curator acquires, cares for, develops, displays and interprets a collection of artefacts or works of art.It can be a varied job. As well as responsibility for a particular collection, it can often include other activities, such as public relations, marketing, fundraising and education programmes. There can be an overlap with the museum/gallery exhibitions officer role. Curators are also expected to prepare budgets, manage staff and build relationships with both internal and external partners and stakeholders.
It's essential to construct innovative and creative exhibitions that appeal to a wide cross-section of the general public.
It's becoming common for museums, galleries, heritage and tourism attractions to develop collaborative relationships and share collections, as well as their expertise.