Career - Conservator

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Conservators will examine and evaluate the condition of objects and confirm their identification and authenticity and organise systematic inspection of collections and prepare written and photographic reports. They will advise on the optimum storage and display conditions for the objects in their care (such as correct light, relative humidity, integrated pest management and temperature control). They will also advise on the correct methods for handling, storing, displaying and transporting works of art and artefacts. They will conduct research into the material, technological or historical nature of collections, as well as materials and techniques critical for their preservation and sustainability and undertake extensive research into deterioration problems within collections in order to inform collections management. They will undertake and record the details of conservation and restoration procedures to correct damage or control deterioration.
Avg Salary
Australia  $53,861 AUD
United Kingdom  £56,000 GBP
United States of America  $70,739 USD
New Zealand  $55,000 NZD
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