Drawing a Line in the Sand: When a Curator Becomes a Creator

Academic Article


  • This article explores efforts by museums and galleries to enhance user experience (and increase attendance) using technology to create interactive and engaging exhibitions, and considers the copyright implications of this “participatory museum” movement. From the derivative rights provisions in the Copyright Act to the Visual Artists’ Rights Act, where do the artist’s rights stop and the museum’s obligations begin, and how is the public’s interest best served?
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • 2011
  • Keywords

  • VARA
  • artist
  • copyright
  • creator
  • curator
  • rights
  • visual
  • visual artist rights act
  • Start Page

  • 463
  • End Page

  • 505
  • Volume

  • 13