The Curators

Five curators. Five locations. This documentary series explores the people who are responsible for the well-being of some of British Columbia's most cherished collections.

There are more than 2,400
museums in Canada.

With nearly 54 million annual visits, museums provide the public with a connection to art, history, science, nature, and culture. Curators represent a small portion of 24,00 paid employees, and 55,000 volunteers across Canada.
Source: Statistics Canada, Canadian Museums Association

"It's a challenging job ... there's nothing better: you get to not only be responsible for the care and the value of an object, but also of its story, finding people for whom that story is really important to, and bringing those stories to life"
— Kristin Hardie, Vancouver Police Museum

Often, several collections remain behind closed doors. A curator faces the monumental challenge of cataloging, researching, and caring for rare objects. This series explores the story of five different curators: we uncover some of the challenges, failures, and successes that happen behind the scenes and out of the limelight. We ask what it truly means to be a curator and reveal the passion and dedication behind each object.

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