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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. Or, they may be self-employed. (NOC)
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- A Day in the Life of a Tate Paintings Conservator
- A Day in the Life: Objects Conservation
- Different Perspectives: Diversity in Art Conservation
- Look Inside the Paper Conservation Studio at The Met
- Plant Bible Revival: The Conservation of a 15th-Century Herbal, Then and Now
- Conservation Notes: So you want to be a conservator...
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- OCCinfo by alis- Alberta-based occupational information
- Sokanu - occupational profile and videos (U.S.)
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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- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg Region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
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- Canadian Association for Professional Conservators
- American Institute for Conservation od Historic and Artistic Work
- Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
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- Creative Manitoba
- List of museums by name - Association of Manitoba Museums
- Canadian Heritage Information Network - Government of Canada
- Canadian Museums Association
- Arts & Cultural Industries Association of Manitoba
- Directory of Canada's Museums & Related Institutions
- International Council of Museums
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