mid-14c., from Latin curator "overseer, manager, guardian," agent noun from curatus, past participle of curare (see cure (v.)). Originally of those put in charge of minors, lunatics, etc.; meaning "officer in charge of a museum, library, etc." is from 1660s.
1. Peter Forey is curator of fossil fishes at the Natural History Museum.
2. The curator conducted us round the museum.
3. Curator conducted the visitors round the museum.
4. The curator conducted the visitors round the museum.
5. Jose Maenads , the curator , was making the rounds , checking to see that everything was all right.