The evolution of the curator

The new breed of curator is more likely to be bound by internet browsers and social networks than the four walls of a gallery or a museum.
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As new technologies evolve so do the roles, professions and art forms that surround them. One profession that is going through such a transfiguration is that of the curator. Once bound to the interiors of art institutions and modern museums, the new breed of curator is more likely to be bound by internet browsers and social networks than the four walls of the Museum of Modern Art or the National Gallery of Victoria.

Over the past five years we have seen the introduction of a range of online tools that have elevated the skill set surrounding curation to the masses. So much so that almost anyone can adorn the term or append it to their job title.

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Andrew Apostola
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Andrew Apostola is the co-founder of the Curators Conference and Creative Director of Portable. www.portable.tv/curatorsconference @portableandrew
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