Museum Technicians and Consevators Job Description video

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Museums would be dreary places if not for the ingenious work of museum technicians and conservators. Whether preparing a painting for display…or creating a housing to store priceless objects…museum professionals use their skill and knowledge to engage audiences of all ages. Conservators typically train in graduate level programs specifically designed for museum work. Technicians may receive on the job training while working on their undergraduate degrees. Museum technicians and conservators often develop a passionate interest in subjects ranging from art works that are hundreds of years old…to objects that are thousands of miles away. Then that intellectual pursuit becomes physical; technicians and conservators use science and a wide range of techniques to perform their work. So they need to be skilled with their hands as well as their brains. The result can be a new display that brings the past alive…or puts the present into global perspective.


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