Day in the Life of a Museum Curator at Biggs Museum in Dover, Del.
Sean spends some time with the curator of the Biggs Museum of American Art and finds out even something as simple as hanging a picture can play a major role in making a trip to the museum memorable.
Museums offer visitors a glimpse into the past, taking them on a journey through history. The guide to that journey at the Biggs Museum in Dover is Curator Ryan Grover.
Ryan first realized he wanted to go into this line of work while working as a picture framer in Portland, Oregon. Ryan went to school to become a curator and he is what they call a “generalist.”
“I work largely with American artwork and I sort of specialize in 18th and 19th century painting and furniture. That’s kind of my main gig,” Ryan says.
Sean helps Ryan reinstall a permanent exhibit. The artwork at the Biggs Museum is set up on a timeline presentation, so it starts out with objects that were made in the 1700’s and end with things made in the last couple of years.