Curation is a word.

The Oxford English Dictionary knows it:

  • Curatorship, guardianship.
  • Restrict {dag}Obs. to sense 1 in Dict. and relabel sense 2 ‘Obs. exc. as in sense b.’ Add:    [2.] b. The supervision by a curator of a collection of preserved or exhibited items.

Wikipedia knows it:

Here are some books on the topic

And from some people you might trust:


Posted on March 23, 2010, in Whatevs. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thank you for this post. It is addressing a serious problem in today’s society. MS Word’s refusal to accept the existence and proper spelling of curation offends me and I’m glad someone else is pointing out the error of their ways.

    However, I object to the categorization of this post as “silly”. The bias against curation MUST END!

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