A curator is a manager or overseer of a cultural heritage institution such as gallery, museum, library, or archives in charge of content and institution's collections and involved with the interpretation of heritage material.
10+2 and Bachelor's degree in art, history, archaeology, museum studies or a related field.
National Archives of India, Director General of Archives, National Archives of India (School of Archival Studies), New Delhi
National Museum Institute, History of Art, Conservation and Museology (Deemed to be University), New Delhi
SKILLS REQUIRED FOR CURATION
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to organise, present and communicate messages effectively through design
Excellent project management and organisational skills
Knowledge of fundraising for cultural projects
Knowledge of working with museum databases and IT issues
Good teamworking skills
Excellent research and IT skills
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR CURATION
Developing and organising new collections to expand and improve educational and research facilities
Extensively researching, negotiating prices on and buying items such as sculptures, statues and paintings that can add value to the collection
Maintaining records and cataloguing acquisitions
Researching, compiling and preparing written information about catalogues and publishing it on the institution's website
Collaborating with other institutions
Ensuring that collections are properly preserved
Raising funds and grants
Interviewing, hiring and training staff and managing volunteers.