co·​cu·​ra·​tor | \ ˌkō-ˈkyu̇r-ˌā-tər How to pronounce cocurator (audio) , -ˈkyər-; -kyu̇-ˈrā-; -ˈkyu̇r-ə-, -ˈkyər- \
variants: or co-curator
plural cocurators or co-curators

Definition of cocurator

: one who shares the duties of curating something (such as an exhibit) with one or more others Organized by Kendall, with cocurators Douglas Druick of the Art Institute of Chicago and John Leighton of London's National Gallery, it is the first exhibition to focus on this period.— Martin Bailey He was a co-curator of the MFA's award-winning 53-gallery Art of the Americas Wing …Greenwich Post

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Other Words from cocurator

cocurate \ ˌkō-​ˈkyu̇r-​ˌāt How to pronounce cocurator (audio) , -​ˈkyər-​ ; -​kyu̇-​ˈrāt \ or co-curate transitive verb cocurated or co-curated; cocurating or co-curating
Cocurated by Kammen, [the exhibition] will include three oil paintings in Kammen's private collection … — Rick Perlstein

Examples of cocurator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jill Ahlberg Yohe, cocurator of Hearts of Our People, told The Guardian earlier this month. Soraya Roberts, Longreads, "‘Women Created Our Worlds:’ Native Art Reclaims Its Power," 20 June 2019 To say farewell to Salonathon in its current form, the cocurators will host Salonathon & On & On & On, a 14-hour celebration at Beauty Bar featuring workshops, performances, screenings, discussions, and a dance party. Chicago Reader, "Salonathon says goodbye—for now," 8 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of cocurator

1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Cocurator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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