Summary Museum Technician in Canada

Find key facts and figures about working as a museum technician. The following information is applicable to all Technical occupations related to museums and art galleries (NOC 5212).

This unit group includes workers who classify and catalogue museum artifacts and gallery works of art, construct and install exhibits and displays, restore, maintain and store museum and gallery collections, Learn more about museum technician



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College or apprenticeship

College education or apprenticeship training usually required

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  • Construct displays and dioramas, build models, install artifacts in displays and prepare artifacts for storage and shipping
  • Fabricate custom frames, measure and cut mats, mat enhancements and glass, and mount paintings, photographs and other art work
  • Conduct guided tours of museums, gallery exhibitions and historical, heritage and other sites, answer inquiries and provide information
  • Assist with the planning and development of travelling exhibitions and special events
  • Protect and care for cultural artifacts and collections during exhibitions, while in transit and in storage

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