Curator: The Museum Journal invites museum professionals, researchers, and students to explore and debate the urgent issues shaping the museum field.

The Journal has been in continuous publication since its founding as a journal of the American Museum of Natural History in 1958.  The Journal was owned by the California Academy of Sciences from 1999 to 2015. Today, Curator is one of the most widely circulated peer-review publication in museum studies, as part of the museum and heritage studies journals owned by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. The editorial office is located in New York, NY at New Knowledge Organization Ltd.

The journal publishes quarterly in print and online reaching a current circulation of 13,500 subscribers. Through Wiley’s philanthropic initiatives, access is also extended low-cost or free to over 5,000 institutions in developing economies. Digital copies of articles can be found or purchased through the Wiley Online Library. The CuratorJournal.org site is the companion to the print journal, offering further opportunities for exploration and debate on museum issues with the Join the Discussion blog and Virtual Issues.

We invite all people interested in advancing the museum profession and practice to join the conversation.

Curator: The Museum Journal

ISSN: 2151-6952

Editorial Staff

John Fraser, Editor (2016-present)

Zahava D. Doering, Editor Emerita (Editor 2004-2015)

Vince Dziekan, Associate Editor – Digital

Kate Flinner, Associate Editor – Books

Antoniette Guglielmo, Associate Editor – Exhibits

Josh Gutwill, Associate Editor

Theano Moussouri, Associate Editor

Laurie Stepp, Social Media Manager

Editorial Board

Muhammad Abbas, Deputy Secretary, Pakistan Science Foundation, Pakistan Museum of Natural History

Salama Al Shamsi, Senior Project Manager, Zayed National Museum, Culture Sector, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Cultural Authority

Adriana Mortara Almeida, Director, Museu Histórico do Instituto Butantan; ICOM Brazil vice-chair (2015-2018)

Afsin Altayli, CAMOC Secretary, ICOM / CAMOC: International Committee for the Collections and Activities of Museums of Cities 

David Anderson, Director, Master of Museum Education (MMEd) degree program, University of British Columbia 

David Anderson, Director, National Museum of Wales 

Max van Balgooy, President, Engaging Places

Carol Bossert, Independent Museum Consultant and Host of The Museum Life

Aleia Brown, Public Historian

Américo Castilla, Secretary of National Heritage in Argentina, President and founder of TyPA (Teoria y Practica de Las Artes) 

Tom Freudenheim, Freelance writer 

Sandra Dudley, Deputy Head of School, Joint Director of Postgraduate Research, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester 

Viv Golding, President of ICME, Programme Director of Learning & Visitor Studies, Senior Lecturer in Communication & Education, School of Museum Studies 

Amareswar Galla, Executive Director, International Institute for the Inclusive Museum (Curator, Amaravati Ancient Town & Bapu Museum, A.P & International Curator & Visitng Professor, Don Bosco Museum, Shillong, India)

Joseph J. Gonzales, Director of the Museum Communication Program, University of the Arts 

George Hein, Professor Emeritus, Senior Research Associate at Lesley University, Science and Museum Education 

Rebecca Herz, Director, Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum 

Cynthia Kros, University of Witwatersrand, Johannasburg, SA (Retired)

Anna Leshchenko, Department of Museology, History of Art Faculty, Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU)

Peter Linett, Chairman, Slover Linett Audience Research 

Kelly McKinley, Director, OMCA Lab 

Hassan Najjar, Executive Director, Foothills Art Center 

Emma Nardi, ICOM Ceca President, Università degli Studi Roma Tre

Nancy Proctor, Deputy Director for Digital Experience and Communications, Baltimore Museum of Art 

Kym Rice, Director of the Museum Studies Program, George Washington University 

Stephanie Smith, Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia

Carol Stapp, Associate Professor, George Washington University 

Dan Wharton, Independent Zoo Consultant

Chris Whitehead, Professor, Newcastle University 

Willard Whitson, Executive Director, Kid Senses Museum