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Sorry if this is the most stupidest question on this site...GRIN

I am discouraged to being a professor as I primarily want to do research and professors usually only have 17% of their time to do research when they are not in the field. So if I become a curator could I research any topic in anthropology like a professor and avoid teaching?

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Typically, you can't avoid teaching of some sort. Most museums want a curator with at least an MA, if not a PhD, in museum studies, library sciences, or a similar field. If the museum is affiliated with a nearby university, it will say in the application that you will be an adjunct professor and how many hours you'll be expected to teach.

Are you looking to avoid any type of teaching, or just the academic lecture-style, dependent-on-university-funding type of teaching?

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