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.
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
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.