Summary Conservation Technician - Museums And Art Galleries in Canada
Find key facts and figures about working as a conservation technician - museums and art galleries. The following information is applicable to all Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries (NOC 5212).
Workers in technical occupations related to museums and art galleries classify and catalogue museum artifacts and gallery works of art, construct and install exhibits and displays, restore, maintain and store museum and gallery collections, frame artwork, and perform other functions in support of curatorial and conservation activities. They are employed in museums and galleries. Picture framers and taxidermists may also be employed in retail settings or may be self-employed. This unit group also includes museum and other interpreters who conduct guided tours. They are employed by art galleries, museums, parks, aquariums, zoos, interpretive centres, botanical gardens, cultural centres, nature sanctuaries, historic and heritage sites, and other locations.
College or apprenticeship
College education or apprenticeship training usually required
Median wage in Canada
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- Prepare and mount skins of birds or animals for preservation, scientific or display purposes
- Classify and assign registration numbers to artifacts and supervise inventory control
- Assist in the research, handling and storage of artifacts
- Assist in the restoration and conservation of artifacts under the direction of a conservator
- Protect and care for cultural artifacts and collections during exhibitions, while in transit and in storage
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