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A museum conservator is someone who documents, restores and preserves artifacts that are on display in museum exhibits. They use chemical and physical tests to determine the age and make up of different artifacts, and use problem-solving to determine how to restore and preserve the objects as well as estimate how much it will cost to make those necessary preservations. (Sokanu).
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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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- 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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