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Behind the Scenes: How Curators Buy Art

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The work a curator does at the North Carolina Museum of Art is detailed. Curators spend time looking at auction house catalogues, traveling to visit galleries and meet with artists, establish relationships with reputable art dealers, collectors, art galleries, and artists in order to acquire art for the Museum. Once they have identified a work of art they wish to acquire, the curators must go through a system of checks and balances in order to purchase the work. The system of checks and balances at the Museum is discussed and several curators from the Museum detail the work that they do.
Preview (NoCar Oversize N 715 R2 A26), Vol. Issue , Winter 2008, p14