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What a Content Curator Needs To Know: How, Tools, Issues and Strategy
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The Curator Job Is To Unpack Specialized Information To An Interested Audience

As the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Thomas P. Campbell thinks deeply about curating—not just selecting art objects, but placing them in a setting where the public can learn their stories.
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Thomas B. Campbell, Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, shares in this TED video, his journey to become a respected museum curator, and the valuable discoveries and insights realized along the way.

This passage, in particular, struck with me louder than a thousand words: 

"We live in an age of ubiquitous information, and sort of "just add water" expertise, but there's nothing that compares with the presentation of significant objects in a well-told narrative... what the curator does, the interpretation of a complex, esoteric subject, in a way that retains the integrity of the subject, that makes it -- unpacks it for a general audience."

Besides, the curiosity of listening to one of the most prominent art curators in the world, I was particularly intrigued by Mr Campbell thoughts and recounts of what really impacted him when he was learning along this path. As, for example, in this other passage:

"Pietro was suspicious of formal art training, art history training, because he feared that it filled people up with jargon, and then they just classified things rather than looking at them, and he wanted to remind us that all art was once contemporary, and he wanted us to use our eyes..."

Definitely worth watching. Insightful. Inspiring. 7/10

Original TED video and text transcriptions:

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, September 26, 2014 7:20 AM

Muy interesante y profunda  charla sobre el concepto de "curación" .

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 26, 2014 8:47 AM

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Jimena Acebes Sevilla's curator insight, October 18, 2014 6:25 PM

El curador de  el curador es el de presentar  información especializada a una audiencia interesada.

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Curate Your Favorite Works of Art from The Metropolitan with MyMet

Curate Your Favorite Works of Art from The Metropolitan with MyMet | Content Curation World |

Robin Good: The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York offers a unique free feature to its registered users, allowing them to capture and collect their favorite artworks from the online MET exhibitions and save them into dedicated collections which can be shared with anyone online.

How to use MyMet:

1. Click the gold "MyMet" tab located in the top right-hand corner of every page on the MET site and either sign in or register.

2. Browse the collections and add your favorite works of art by clicking the "Add to MyMet" button on each individual object page.

3. Click the gold "MyMet" tab located in the top right-hand corner to view recently saved items; select "View all your items & recommendations here" to return to your "MyMet" page.

4. Organize your selected items into different "sets", and add tags to any one of them,

6. Share your sets on Facebook or Twitter.

The service is free to use.

Examples of user curated sets:

More info:

Video intro:

Sign-up here: 

Rebekah Ellis's curator insight, June 12, 2013 9:20 AM

Use this to create a list of your favorite pieces from the MET!