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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Tuesday, September 10, 2002
    Curiosity about curate-ing
     
    A Greenbelt blogger friend ended an email to me today with the words, 'happy curateing'. Because the previous conversation had been about art exhibitions I at first read that as 'curating'. In reply to her I mused on this - 'curateing' is very like 'curating'.... discuss!!??

    Well, one aspect of curating (in a museum, say) is ensuring that the ancient exhibits stay well-preserved and well-protected against any dangers the modern world may threaten them with. Ahem.

    Another aspect of curating, however, involves using the imaginative gifts, liaising with inventive people to create something attractive, provocative, colourful, which people of all kinds will be drawn to. Ah.

    I possibly just about balanced the former task-type with the latter today, but I worry and wonder about the way the scales tend to tip much of the time.