To be a curator, you have to be smart. That means a lot of school. Most institutions will want you to have at least a Masters Degree in a related field - some may even want you to have a Doctoral Degree (usually for such places as natural history or science museums). You may be able to get away with having only a bachelors if applying at a small museum, for example, but then you can expect to also be sharing many of the business administration and/or public relations duties, so you should be well-versed and educated in those areas, too. You should have a genuine love of your area of study and of studying in general, because a lack of passion will show through your work. So if you’re one of those nerds (we use the term endearingly) who does extra credit even when he’s already on pace for an “A” and writes essays the night they are assigned, this might be all you.