Curatorial services are essential to the preservation of art and cultural heritage. They ensure the proper care and maintenance of collections of artifacts, artworks, documents, and other materials deemed to be of cultural or historic importance. Curators may also provide public access to these collections, enabling the public to learn about and appreciate the items in the collection. Curators are also responsible for developing and maintaining exhibitions and educational programs for the public. Through these activities, curators are able to help the public gain an appreciation for the culture, history, and art of the various collections they maintain.
Curatorial services are also important for research. Curators are able to provide the public and scholars with access to collections and information that would otherwise be inaccessible to them. They can provide the necessary resources to enable research on the various items in the collection. This research can then be used to create educational programs, exhibitions, and other public outreach initiatives. Additionally, curators are able to provide the public and researchers with access to rare and important documents, artifacts, and artworks to further their understanding of the culture, history, and art of the various collections.