Similarities and Differences in the Use of Objects in Films and Exhibitions

A curator may have sole responsibility for the acquisition and care of objects in small organizations. He/she will make the decisions regarding what objects to collect, conduct research based on the collection, oversee their care and documentation, provide proper packaging of art for transportation purposes and share the information with scholarly community and the public through publications and exhibitions.
In larger institutions, the curator’s primary function is that of a subject specialist, with the expectation that he/she will conduct research that is original on objects and guide the organization in its collecting. Large organizations can have many curators, each dealing with a specific collecting area like digital images, prints and drawings and often operating under the head curator’s directions1. The collections’ physical care may be overseen by the museum’s collections managers or conservators.
Curators are expected to hold a high academic degree in their subjects like a doctor of philosophy or master’s degree in subjects such as history, history of art, archaeology, classics or anthropology. They are expected to have contributed to their academic field like delivering public talks, publishing articles, presenting at specialist academic conferences. It is of great importance that they have enough knowledge in their area of expertise and are aware of current ethical practices and laws that impact the organization’s collection.
A film director is a person who directs the actors and crew in film making. He/she controls the artistic and dramatic aspects of a film while guiding the technical crew and actors. In other words, they are responsible for overseeing the creative aspects of a film. They develop the vision for the film and carry the vision out in deciding how the film should look. They direct tone of the film, and what the audience will gain from the cinematic experience. They are the people responsible for approving camera angles, lighting, set design and lens effects and will be actively involved in the hiring of key crew members. They are the people responsible for the coordination of the actors’ moves and may be involved in writing, editing and financing the&nbsp.film.