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  • Indeed, George, the silent brother, played a straight-man's violin until he left the act to become the curator of the Liberace Museum in Las Vegas, where he died—in 1983.†   (source)
  • It is of vital importance that conservators and curators be allowed into the crucial areas to assess the damage as soon as possible —" All of a sudden the telephone rang—abnormally loud, like an alarm clock waking me from the worst dream of my life.†   (source)
  • Lydia is a curator of textiles at the Met.†   (source)
  • They also got in touch with Terry Sharrer, a curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, who invited the Lacks family to a small event at the museum.†   (source)
  • I like to think of myself as the curator of a living museum.†   (source)
  • And their summary destruction by the Taliban rulers of Afghanistan caused museum directors and curators all over the world to have about four hemorrhages apiece.†   (source)
  • This request, too, the lawyers refused, much to the regret of Milton Greeman, curator of Wistar's renowned collection of medical specimens.†   (source)
  • Unfortunately society was not very smart or understanding; she had to protect herself from social authorities, child welfare authorities, guardianship authorities, tax authorities, police, curators, psychologists, psychiatrists, teachers, and bouncers, who (apart from the guys watching the door at Kvarnen, who by this time knew who she was) would never let her into the bar even though she was twenty-five.†   (source)
  • "Welcome," says a curator, sitting at a round white desk.†   (source)
  • "Arthur Houghton, who was then the curator, took us down to see it," Harrison remembers.†   (source)
  • The curators will soon check their vaults and discover that the Rosetta Stone miraculously survived the explosion.†   (source)
  • After the curator of the Dachau Museum complained that McDonald's was distributing thousands of leaflets among tourists in the camp's parking lot, the company halted the practice.†   (source)
  • "Chancery Court," she said, much like a curator in command of her subject matter.†   (source)
  • We wandered around while Uncle Julian went to talk to a curator upstairs.†   (source)
  • They were hers, and over the years, she'd come to view them as a sort of museum exhibit, one in which she was both the curator and the only patron.†   (source)
  • The woman chuckles, "I know they ought to, that's for sure ...and make you the curator," a comment that compels a laugh from Barbara, something she welcomes these days like sunlight.†   (source)
  • But when I told the curator, Kovach, about it, he only laughed.†   (source)
  • Katie is the younger woman, the curator.†   (source)
  • At six o'clock she locked up and gave the keys to the curator, a very old man with First World War shellshock who, said Liz, sat awake all night in case the Germans made a counterattack.†   (source)
  • So did Sarah Bancroft, the American art historian and curator whom Gabriel had used to penetrate the courts of Zizi and Ivan.†   (source)
  • A great doorway opened ahead of them, and they were in the office of the Curator for Earth.†   (source)
  • The curator of the show stuck his head inside, his blue eyes bright with curiosity and concern.   (source)
  • At least fifty thousand dollars, the curators had estimated.   (source)
    curators = people in charge of a museums or other collections
  • Don't, she thought, but the curator cleared his throat and gave an uncomfortable laugh, and David said, "No problem."   (source)
    curator = the person in charge of a museum or other collection
  • The curator of the show hovered at the edge of the group, anxious for David to mingle, but when a break came in the questions, Caroline stepped forward and put her hand on David's arm.   (source)
  • David's work was in favor again, worth quite a lot of money; curators were coming tomorrow to view the collection.   (source)
    curators = people in charge of a museums or other collections
  • While his mother met with the curators, Paul called Michelle to explain what had happened and to tell her he would not be at her concert after all.   (source)
  • Norah imagined the shocked and outraged voices of the curators, friends, of her son, even of a part of herself, imagined them crying out, But you're destroying history!   (source)
  • The curators would be pleased.   (source)
  • Those Polaroids of Phoebe that Caroline had sent over the years, found hidden in the back of a darkroom drawer after the curators had gone; the single photograph of his father's family too, the one Paul still had, standing on the porch of their lost home.   (source)
  • The Museum was given up to Indian arts and manufactures, and anybody who sought wisdom could ask the Curator to explain.   (source)
    curator = the person in charge of a museum or other collection
  • The curator of the botanical gardens gave them to me.   (source)
  • I went to an art gallery and the curator showed some interest in my work and sold my first piece two days later.†   (source)
  • Access is permitted only by written decree of the curator and the Board of Vatican Librarians.†   (source)
  • The gallery is closed at this hour, but I know the curator and—†   (source)
  • So the curator actually captured his attacker inside the Grand Gallery?†   (source)
  • Normally the curator would turn on a reoxygenation system when someone is inside the vault.†   (source)
  • Am I correct that you were scheduled to meet with the curator of the Louvre this evening?†   (source)
  • It says so in every rejection letter your curator ever sent me.†   (source)
  • Yesterday afternoon, Silas had phoned the curator and posed as a distraught priest.†   (source)
  • Langdon recognized the curator's name from the rejection letters at home in his desk.†   (source)
  • As a veteran of la Guerre d'Algérie, the curator had witnessed this horribly drawnout death before.†   (source)
  • Did you send one to the curator of the Paris Louvre?†   (source)
  • In an instant, the curator grasped the true horror of the situation.†   (source)
  • When the curator had finished speaking, his assailant smiled smugly.†   (source)
  • To Langdon's amazement, a rudimentary circle glowed around the curator's body.†   (source)
  • You're saying the curator knew your favorite piece of art?†   (source)
  • Langdon's eyes traced the length of the curator's pale arm to his left hand but saw nothing.†   (source)
  • The rest rooms are back toward the curator's office.†   (source)
  • "I told you already," the curator stammered, kneeling defenseless on the floor of the gallery.†   (source)
  • She apparently believed the curator had left her a cryptic postscript telling her to find Langdon.†   (source)
  • The curator looked down and saw the bullet hole in his white linen shirt.†   (source)
  • So it seems reasonable to conclude that the curator knew his attacker.†   (source)
  • Langdon could not help but feel a deep sense of loss at the curator's death.†   (source)
  • The curator spoke his next words carefully.†   (source)
  • "Office of the curator," the captain said.†   (source)
  • The man leveled his gun at the curator's head.†   (source)
  • On his hands and knees, the curator froze, turning his head slowly.†   (source)
  • The gun roared, and the curator felt a searing heat as the bullet lodged in his stomach.†   (source)
  • Scrawled in luminescent handwriting, the curator's final words glowed purple beside his corpse.†   (source)
  • Apparently, the curator's private office had become DCPJ's makeshift command post for the evening.†   (source)
  • Again the image of the curator's body flashed in his mind.†   (source)
  • That canvas was pulled from the wall by the curator.†   (source)
  • The frightening image of the curator's body remained locked in his mind.†   (source)
  • Like the reporter, these curators and collectors, these experts and salespeople, didn't understand.†   (source)
  • "I have some extra time today" And you came here," the curator says, pleased, puzzled.†   (source)
  • But they locked me in the curator's office for ages.†   (source)
  • The curator was a greasy little dude in a cheap suit.†   (source)
  • The guards stayed in the foyer as we followed the curator into the Great Court.†   (source)
  • I wanted to tell her how stupid she was, but the curator cut me off with a nervous laugh.†   (source)
  • Your son, obviously, and—" The curator looked hesitantly at Sadie.†   (source)
  • Dad expressed his gratitude to the curator for hosting us on a holiday.†   (source)
  • Long after my gum had gone stale, a policewoman finally retrieved me from the curator's office.†   (source)
  • He'd lost me, and apparently the curator too.†   (source)
  • The curator of the Egyptian collection personally invited—†   (source)
  • "I see you've met the old man!" called a voice from behind me, and I turned to see the curator striding in my direction.†   (source)
  • The show began with Smithsonian Castle, its basement science labs, corridors lined with exhibits, a salon full of mollusks, scientists who called themselves "the curators of crustaceans," and even an old photo of the castle's two most popular residents—a pair of now-deceased owls named Diffusion and Increase.†   (source)
  • A bespectacled curator in tweed jacket and bow tie — visibly shaken—was talking about what a disgrace it was that they weren't letting specialists into the museum to care for the artwork.†   (source)
  • I think my aunt liked to see the expression on people's faces when they found out she was curator of the Savannah History Museum and not some aging debutante.†   (source)
  • Following the curator's directions, we retraced our steps until we came to a grim-looking statue carved from black stone, a memorial called the Waiting Woman dedicated to islanders lost at sea.†   (source)
  • Aunt Caroline was a museum curator in Savannah and she knew as much about period architecture and antiques as my mom had known about Civil War ammunition and battle strategy.†   (source)
  • I'd gone there to find the curator, hoping he knew a thing or two about the island's history and people, and could shed some light on the empty house and the whereabouts of its former inhabitants.†   (source)
  • The curator had other problems.†   (source)
  • He pictured the Vatican Curator collapsing in spasms of outrage at the thought of this priceless artifact being packed around Rome like some tourist map.†   (source)
  • In his final moments of life, the curator had stripped off his clothing and arranged his body in a clear image of Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man.†   (source)
  • She said the curator had heard I would be lecturing in Paris this month and wanted to discuss something with me while I was here.†   (source)
  • Uncertain, he circled the corpse and crouched down, now noting with surprise that the curator was clutching a large, felt-tipped marker.†   (source)
  • Langdon tried to imagine the curator's final minutes trapped alone in the Grand Gallery, knowing he was about to die.†   (source)
  • Tonight's meeting had been one Langdon was very much looking forward to, and he was disappointed when the curator had not shown.†   (source)
  • The curator felt a surge of adrenaline.†   (source)
  • The curator's true identity, along with the identities of his three sénéchaux, was almost as sacred as the ancient secret they protected.†   (source)
  • Louvre Museum, Paris 10:46 P.M. Renowned curator Jacques Saunière staggered through the vaulted archway of the museum's Grand Gallery.†   (source)
  • In the center of the light, like an insect under a microscope, the corpse of the curator lay naked on the parquet floor.†   (source)
  • Listening in on the curator, Teabing was certain the man's eagerness to meet privately with Langdon could mean only one thing.†   (source)
  • He and the revered curator Jacques Saunière had been slated to meet for drinks after Langdon's lecture tonight, but Saunière had never shown up.†   (source)
  • The albino drew a pistol from his coat and aimed the barrel through the bars, directly at the curator.†   (source)
  • The curator was attacked in his office, fled into the Grand Gallery, and activated the security gate by pulling that painting from the wall.†   (source)
  • Not far away, inside Saunière's office, Lieutenant Collet had returned to the Louvre and was huddled over an audio console set up on the curator's enormous desk.†   (source)
  • The curator leapt into action.†   (source)
  • The chapel curator lives there.†   (source)
  • Mr. Langdon, considering what you've done for me tonight, and as curator of the Rosslyn Trust, I can tell you for certain that the Grail is no longer here.†   (source)
  • In Saunière's case, the curator had received a dinner invitation to Château Villette to discuss the possibility of Teabing's funding a new Da Vinci Wing at the Louvre.†   (source)
  • The curator's eyes flew open.†   (source)
  • COLBERT SOSTAQUE—Chairman of the Conseil Constitutionnel JEAN CHAFFÉE—Curator, Musée du Jeu de Paume EDOUARD DESROCHERS—Senior Archivist, Mitterrand Library JACQUES SAUNIÈRE—Curator, Musée du Louvre MICHEL BRETON—Head of DAS (French Intelligence) The agent pointed to the screen.†   (source)
  • Not only did Saunière have a personal passion for relics relating to fertility, goddess cults, Wicca, and the sacred feminine, but during his twenty-year tenure as curator, Saunière had helped the Louvre amass the largest collection of goddess art on earth—labrys axes from the priestesses' oldest Greek shrine in Delphi, gold caducei wands, hundreds of Tjet ankhs resembling small standing angels, sistrum rattles used in ancient Egypt to dispel evil spirits, and an astonishing array of statues depicting Horus being nursed by the goddess Isis.†   (source)
  • Frankly, Miss Danko, that happens to be exactly the skill set we've been searching for in a museum curator.†   (source)
  • None of the girl students wants to be an artist; instead they want to be teachers of art in high schools, or, in one case, a curator in a gallery.†   (source)
  • She had dirty blond hair that was a little curly and she bit her nails and her favorite song when she was ten was 'Stuck with You' by Huey Lewis and the News and her mother was a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art and when she grew up she wanted to be a veterinarian.†   (source)
  • A few months later, the Getty's curator of antiquities, Marion True, wrote a long, glowing account of the museum's acquisition for the art journal The Burlington Magazine.†   (source)
  • I don't want to go on to graduate work, I don't want to teach high school or be a curator's flunky in a museum.†   (source)
  • As curator of the program, you have to listen to a lot of whining from journalists who have it made and are too dense to realize it.†   (source)
  • Remember Xander's bright blond head among the rest, the way he pretended to listen to the curator's speech but kept making jokes to the side that no one else could hear?†   (source)
  • "In my second year working at the Met [Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York], I had the good luck of having this European curator come over and go through virtually everything with me," he says.†   (source)
  • Only vaguely did she hear the list of those who'd chosen to attend the auction—curators from the Whitney and MoMA, the Tate, and countless others from cities overseas.†   (source)
  • I told myself it was because the man in charge, the Nieman "curator," was one of the legends in our business, a Southerner, a former New York Times editor and reporter named Bill Kovach whom I had always wanted to work for, or at least talk to.†   (source)
  • "I always considered scientific opinion more objective than esthetic judgments," the Getty's curator of antiquities Marion True said when the truth about the kouros finally emerged.†   (source)
  • He had arranged meetings of a confidential nature with curators from various museums: New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the North Carolina Museum of Art, and the Whitney, as well as representatives from Duke University, Wake Forest, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.†   (source)
  • At the Met, I'd have my secretary or another curator take a new thing we were thinking of buying and stick it somewhere where I'd be surprised to see it, like a coat closet, so I'd open the door and there it would be.†   (source)
  • When we meet the curator, act normal.†   (source)
  • Anyway, the museum was closed and completely dark, but the curator and two security guards were waiting for us on the front steps.†   (source)
  • I chained the curator in his office.†   (source)
  • Chaining the curator's door was easy.†   (source)
  • "No, no," the curator promised.†   (source)
  • The curator regained his smile.†   (source)
  • "Yes!" the curator said.†   (source)
  • Organizer of private gaiety, curator of a richly incrusted happiness.†   (source)
  • The Curator has still in his possession a most marvellous account of his wanderings and meditations.†   (source)
  • 'And thou art sure of thy road?' said the Curator.†   (source)
  • The Curator nodded, wondering what would come next.†   (source)
  • The brown finger followed the Curator's pencil from point to point.†   (source)
  • 'So it is written,' said the Curator sadly.†   (source)
  • 'Alas, my brother, I do not know,' said the Curator.†   (source)
  • The old man bowed his head over the sheets in silence for a while, and the Curator lit another pipe.†   (source)
  • It is not necessarily poverty of spirit that makes a woman surround herself with life—it can be a superabundance of interest, and, except during her flashes of illness, Nicole was capable of being curator of it all.†   (source)
  • Their keeper had a brace of pistols, and carried a thick-knobbed bludgeon under his arm; but he was on terms of good understanding with them, and stood with them beside him, looking on at the putting-to of the horses, rather with an air as if the convicts were an interesting Exhibition not formally open at the moment, and he the Curator.†   (source)
  • I took one last look at the natural wonders and artistic treasures amassed in the museum, this unrivaled collection doomed to perish someday in the depths of the seas, together with its curator.†   (source)
  • The Museum was given up to Indian arts and manufactures, and anybody who sought wisdom could ask the Curator to explain.†   (source)
  • It is hardly necessary to say the secret was sacredly kept from the excellent curator; we were simply disinterested travellers visiting Iceland out of harmless curiosity.†   (source)
  • Here and there, the inmate has visitors to see the sight; then he points his finger, with something of the complacency of a curator or authorised exponent, to this cart and to this, and seems to tell who sat here yesterday, and who there the day before.†   (source)
  • The curator of this curious establishment, in which wonders are gathered together out of which the ancient history of the country might be reconstructed by means of its stone weapons, its cups and its jewels, was a learned savant, the friend of the Danish consul at Hamburg, Professor Thomsen.†   (source)
  • To all these titles to honour let me add that my uncle was the curator of the museum of mineralogy formed by M. Struve, the Russian ambassador; a most valuable collection, the fame of which is European.†   (source)
  • In a few minutes the Curator saw that his guest was no mere bead-telling mendicant, but a scholar of parts.†   (source)
  • The lama, haltingly at first, spoke to the Curator of his own lamassery, the Such-zen, opposite the Painted Rocks, four months' march away.†   (source)
  • The Curator smiled at the mixture of old-world piety and modern progress that is the note of India today.†   (source)
  • But I have another desire'—the seamed yellow face drew within three inches of the Curator, and the long forefinger-nail tapped on the table.†   (source)
  • Lamas, as a rule, have good store of money somewhere about them, but the Curator wished to make sure.†   (source)
  • 'Be it so,' said the Curator, smiling.†   (source)
  • It was a piece of ancient design, Chinese, of an iron that is not smelted these days; and the collector's heart in the Curator's bosom had gone out to it from the first.†   (source)
  • Out shuffled the lama to the main hall, and, the Curator beside him, went through the collection with the reverence of a devotee and the appreciative instinct of a craftsman.†   (source)
  • 'I am bound,' said the Curator.†   (source)
  • The Curator brought out a huge book of photos and showed him that very place, perched on its crag, overlooking the gigantic valley of many-hued strata.†   (source)
  • The Curator looked through them.†   (source)
  • Where the sequence failed, as in the Annunciation, the Curator supplied it from his mound of books—French and German, with photographs and reproductions.†   (source)
  • Yes—and of the Wheel of Life,' he chuckled, 'for we be craftsmen together, thou and I.' The Curator would have detained him: they are few in the world who still have the secret of the conventional brush-pen Buddhist pictures which are, as it were, half written and half drawn.†   (source)
  • 'I will take them and the pencils and the white note-book,' said the lama, 'as a sign of friendship between priest and priest—and now—' He fumbled at his belt, detached the open-work iron pincers, and laid it on the Curator's table.†   (source)
  • Likewise Children, Fooles, and Mad-men that have no use of Reason, may be Personated by Guardians, or Curators; but can be no Authors (during that time) of any action done by them, longer then (when they shall recover the use of Reason) they shall judge the same reasonable.†   (source)
  • Sixtly, that it is an inconvenience in Monarchie, that the Soveraigntie may descend upon an Infant, or one that cannot discerne between Good and Evill: and consisteth in this, that the use of his Power, must be in the hand of another Man, or of some Assembly of men, which are to governe by his right, and in his name; as Curators, and Protectors of his Person, and Authority.†   (source)
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