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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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OVER the years, seeing former Cricket Association of Bengal ( CAB) chief curator Prabir Mukherjee run from pillar to post and control the show on the eve of an international match was a common fixture at the Eden Gardens.
Curators may also help visitors to interpret and enjoy exhibits and collections, manage budgets and organise publicity and fundraising.
You could become a museum curator after working as an assistant curator, education manager or departmental collections head.
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The annual Artists-in-Residence programme serves as the ideal platform to facilitate exchange of ideas and experiences, enabling the participating artists to derive inspiration from each other, from Al Bastakiya, and above all, from the city of Dubai." The call is open for applications from Emirati artists and international curators, while the international artists-in-residence will be identified through a nomination process by A.i.R Dubai's selection panel, consisting of all partners and the 2013 guest juror, Cairo-based curator and writer Sarah Rifky.
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The materials were sent to the visitor services staff, who deal with frontline queries; the curators and conservators, who oversee all curatorial content; and the fund development staff, to ensure that exhibition sponsors were aware of the media strategy.
Moving much of the permanent collection (mainly Yugoslav-modernist paintings and sculptures) to storage, the curators filled the somewhat decrepit but airy Titoist-moderne galleries with works that appeared almost cacophonously disparate.
Organized in ten chapters, the curators consider Early History (Classical, Gothic and Baroque), the Triumph of Scale, The Conquest of Three-Dimensional Space (Cubism, De Stijl, and Bauhaus), The Discovery of Sculptural Form (Expressionism), Spirit Soul and Space (Steiner and Wittgenstein), The Age of Sculpture (1950-60 Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright), Sculpture, Path and Place (monuments and installations), Minimalism or the Love of the Box, The Sculpted City (Utopias), and Blob and Box (twenty-first century virtual reality).
Both curators and museum directors must now be aware that their work is probably being evaluated by people other than just their own museum's staff and/or administration.