Stuart Pyhrr is a curator and the head of
the Arms and Armor Department. Curators study the objects to
find out how old they are, where they came from, and by whom
and how they were made. Then our pieces are compared to those
in other museums around the world, as well as to arms and armor
shown in contemporary paintings and sculpture. Collecting this
information will help Stuart to tell visitors like you more
about arms and armor. When a department installs its galleries
or holds a special exhibition, curators are in charge of selecting
the objects to be shown, supervising their display, and writing
the catalogue and labels. Curators also identify and propose
the purchase or donation of objects, so that the museum's collection
will continue to grow.
Like many of his colleagues, Stuart has been fascinated by knights and men-at-arms, their
equipment and history since he was a child.