1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2549-21 Museum or Gallery Curator

Plans and organises museum and gallery collections.

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. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • drafts collection policies, arranges acquisitions and collects objects
  • liaises with other curators to arrange special exhibitions
  • identifies and classifies specimens or objects and arranges restoration work
  • examines items or arranges examinations to determine condition and authenticity
  • organises and prepares displays including travelling or loan exhibitions
  • initiates and maintains research programs, and assists other professionals on request
  • supervises support staff and organises administrative duties associated with the use and care of the collections
  • may lecture and write about the collections and answer public inquiries

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