1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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2549-11 Conservator

Plans and organises the conservation of materials and objects in libraries, archives, museums, art galleries and other institutions.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • examines items to confirm and assess their identity, condition and authenticity
  • analyses the causes and extent of deterioration and recommends remedial action
  • implements and records conservation and restoration treatment
  • advises on storage conditions, handling methods and the acquisition of materials and equipment
  • assesses collections and prepares reports of conservation plans and activities
  • conducts lectures, demonstrations and training programs on preservation and conservation techniques
  • undertakes research and develops techniques, procedures and standards for protection, treatment, restoration and preservation
  • coordinates the activities of workers engaged in the repair, treatment, restoration and preservation of items
  • may specialise in the conservation of paper, audio-visual and art objects and other natural and cultural materials

Art Conservator

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