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conservator

(kon-ser'va-tor)
A person appointed by the courts to manage the affairs of another person (called the conservatee), esp. if there is strong evidence that the conservatee is incapable of managing his or her own affairs.
See: guardianship
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Usually, with historic buildings, curation performs something of the function that annotation does in a scholarly edition, selectively pointing the reader-viewer toward what to look for in the fabric, giving advice as to how to read its historical testimony, and therefore by implication how to understand the conservatorial orientation and policy that have been applied.

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