Curator, Writer, and Museum Administrator

Books for Curators

"Words of Wisdom: A Curator's Vade Mecum"

Words of Wisdom: A Curator's Vade Mecum

Words of Wisdom: A Curator's Vade Mecum

Published by Independent Curators International, this compendium of short essays about the profession offers conflicting advice ["curating is an art form" and "curating is not an art form"] but it's still interesting to read various authors' ideas about what it takes to excel in the field. In her short essay titled "Vade Mecum? I Wonder" Maria Hlavajova wrote, "If Microsoft Word ever recognized the word 'curating' it would make me a little sad." I love that quote. Other notables in selection include Trevor Fairbrother, Thelma Golden, Robert Hobbs, Lucy Lippard, and Marcia Tucker. 

Elizabeth Schlatter