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curator

in the family law of Scotland, usually a parent who has responsibility to act with a minor in his affairs. The Age of Legal Capacity (Scotland) Act 1991 has practically replaced the term with the guardian, who has responsibility for children under 16 who, under the Act, cannot contract without his consent save in exceptional circumstances set out in the Act.

CURATOR, persons, contracts. One who has been legally appointed to take care of the interests of one who, on account of his youth, or defect of his understanding, or for some other cause, is unable to attend to them himself.
     2. There are curators ad bona, of property, who administer the estate of a minor, take care of his person, and intervene in all his contracts; curators ad litem, of suits, who assist the minor in courts of justice, and act as curator ad bona in cases where the interests of the curator are opposed to the interests of the minor. Civ. Code of Louis. art. 357 to 366. There are also curators of insane persons Id. art. 31; and of vacant successions and absent heirs. Id. art. 1105 to 1125.
     3. The term curator is usually employed in the civil law, for that of guardian.

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Finally, curators decide how works are hung in galleries and how the viewing public experiences the exhibition, by researching how to show artworks in art historically coherent and entertaining way.
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Dialogue and debate are crucial in the process of exhibition making, and this event provides curators an opportunity to think about their own processes, and of new possibilities, while giving the audience a rare peek into the curator's mind.
We wish both curators well at the 57th Venice Biennale, in what will not only become valuable professional experience but will also help tell the story of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art to audiences and our peers abroad, Macgregor added.
Fortunately, a new generation appears to understand that, and there are curators who have moved from passive preservation to active interpretation and creation.
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To be a museum curator you should have a keen interest in history and in your specialist area, good organisational and decisionmaking ability, accuracy for cataloguing objects, and computer skills.
He lauded Agha Zahid for imparting training to the Head Curator, Curators and Ground Staff of modern day facilities.
The book begins with the birth of curatorial discourse, which has until now primarily been produced and maintained by curators and for curators operating within the art world.
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