Person who organizes the various activities of a museum or an art gallery and who oversees the acquisition, conservation, presentation and dissemination of collections. She must do research for various purposes (organize exhibitions, acquire and conserve works, document and update files relating to works or artists, etc.), write articles aimed at disseminating artistic knowledge or to promote and organize exhibitions. She takes care to clearly define the priorities with regard to purchases and bequests for the expansion of the collections, to recommend the restoration of works showing signs of wear and to coordinate the storage of the collections. She is concerned with the transmission of artistic and cultural heritage and seeks to present exhibitions that will arouse the interest of the population.