Conservators plan, coordinate, and participate in the preservation and conservation of natural and cultural heritage. This may include contemporary, historic and prehistoric objects, Indigenous materials, natural history specimens, archival materials, and works of art. They also study and manage environmental influences on artifact preservation. (alis)

They are employed in museums, art galleries, archives, libraries, government agencies and universities. Conservators they may be self-employed. (NOC)

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The University of Manitoba does not offer training in Art Conservation, but does offer pre-requisite courses and educational pathways for students applying to Art Conservation education programs. Please view the links below for information on U of M courses and other programs in North America. PLEASE NOTE: When considering institutions other than the U of M it is recommended that that you consult with their admissions office, review admission requirements, and consider any applicable transfer credits, for the program you are interested in.

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