Abusing Curators From Within

Not long ago we shared our view on the whole misuse of the words curator and curate debate. Originally only pop-culture creators and people trying to sell themselves as merchant connoisseurs called themselves curators. Now our own colleagues, the educators, are using the word to elevate their retail outlet. They invite you to, “Browse through a selection of top museum education books curated by the people who know them best–the Museum-Ed Discussion List.”

To see the whole page check out the Museum-Ed bookstore or click on the image below.

Took this screenshot on June 7th, 2012 just in case they change it. Click to enlarge.

Go ahead curators, be angry. Tell your educator colleagues off. They won’t care. They think you’re a greedy elitist already. Your rant will only prove it to them.

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About T.H. Gray

T.H. Gray is the self-appointed court jester and Dr. Demento for the history museum field. A lifelong museum professional and reenactor, he is a graduate of the prestigious Peale-Barnum Public History Museum Studies Program. Until 2011, when the AHS hired him away, he was on staff at the Benjamin Dover Memorial Museum & Swimming Pool ("Our History is All Wet!"). He remembers when museums were still about history, science, and art. BTW, all of these posts say they are by T.H. Gray because he can't turn off the byline. Credit, when due, is given. View all posts by T.H. Gray

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