co·​cu·​ra·​tor ˌkō-ˈkyu̇r-ˌā-tər How to pronounce cocurator (audio)
variants or co-curator
plural cocurators or co-curators
: 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
ˌkō-ˈkyu̇r-ˌāt How to pronounce cocurator (audio)
transitive verb
or co-curate
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 Jowitt is cocurator of the exhibit and author of a new study about the shipwreck. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 17 June 2022 Jill Ahlberg Yohe, cocurator of Hearts of Our People, told The Guardian earlier this month. Soraya Roberts, Longreads, 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, 8 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cocurator was in 1849

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“Cocurator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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