12 Nov



verb: curate; 3rd person present: curates; past tense: curated; past participle: curated; gerund or present participle: curating

1. select, organize, and look after the items in (a collection or exhibition). / “both exhibitions are curated by the museum’s director”

– select acts to perform at (a music festival). / “in past years the festival has been curated by the likes of David Bowie”

– select, organize, and present (suitable content, typically for online or computational use). / “nearly every major news organization is using Twitter’s new lists feature to curate tweets about the earthquake”

Here’s an interesting NY Times article about how this term has begun to work it’s way into more and more situations.

And apparently in it’s noun form ‘curate’ is a member of the clergy.