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Curator vs. Docent

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Curatornoun

A person who manages, administers or organizes a collection, either independently or employed by a museum, library, archive or zoo.

Docentadjective

Instructive; that teaches.

Curatornoun

One appointed to act as guardian of the estate of a person not legally competent to manage it, or of an absentee; a trustee.

Docentnoun

A teacher or lecturer at some universities (in central Europe, etc.)

Curatornoun

A member of a curatorium, a board for electing university professors, etc.

Docentnoun

A tour guide at a museum, art gallery, historical site, etc.

‘The docent greeted the visitors and welcomed them to the Louvre.’;

Curatornoun

One who has the care and superintendence of anything, as of a museum; a custodian; a keeper.

Docentadjective

Serving to instruct; teaching.

Curatornoun

One appointed to act as guardian of the estate of a person not legally competent to manage it, or of an absentee; a trustee; a guardian.

Docentnoun

a teacher at some universities

Curatornoun

the custodian of a collection (as a museum or library)

Docent

Docent is a title at some European universities to denote a specific academic appointment within a set structure of academic ranks at or below the full professor rank, similar to a British readership, a French (MCF) and equal or above the title of .

‘maître de conférences’; ‘associate professor’;

Curator

A curator (from Latin: cura, meaning ) is a manager or overseer. When working with cultural organizations, a curator is typically a or an , and has multifaceted tasks dependent on the particular institution and its mission.

‘to take care’; ‘collections curator’; ‘exhibitions curator’;

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