Curator Museum

Minimum Masters or equivalent Honours degree in Indian History/Archaeology/Classical languages

Minimum experience of 0 1 year in a Museum

The tasks a Curator (Museum) is expected to perform include:

Collecting, preparing and preserving objects or materials of historical, biological, geological, archaeological and antique importance

Displaying all the objects for public viewing in museums or exhibition halls

Undertaking extensive tours of the country and collecting rare objects and materials of historical importance

Classifying the objects under appropriate headings according to genus, family and species (if animals) or to periods (if monuments)

Preparing material for proper and effective display

Labelling all the specimens or objects with proper descriptions

Preserving all the specimens in special solutions like Lysol, Formalin, etc.

Displaying objects in various exhibition halls of museums for better effect

Conducting or carrying out research to trace the history of objects

Publishing research reports relating to the museum collection for use by scholars

Providing facilities to research workers

Conducting visitors tours in the museum and explaining the history of articles, etc. to them

In-depth knowledge of history and all important timelines

Skilled at identifying and collecting rare objects and materials

In-depth knowledge of the genus, family and species of animals and periods of the monuments

Skilled in checking the authenticity of the artefacts

Skilled in organizing art shows at the museum

Skilled in hosting events like tours, workshops, lectures, fundraisers, educational programmes for museum members and general public

Skilled at maintaining detailed records of all items

Knowledge of writing research papers

Diploma in Museology


Good communication and interpersonal skills



Attention to detail


It is not a desk job

Need not supervise a team

Local travelling is necessary

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Museums usually work for 5/6 days a week and 6/7 hours everyday. This may vary from museum to museum

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

For candidates with experience - INR 5,200 to INR 20,200 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Education Industry in India

According to a report by IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. This is because the country has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes.

A museum is a treasure-chest of antiquities. In it, are kept all many historical articles and objects found at diggings that reflect a country's culture and civilisation, her historical panorama, modes and manners, its religions and relics and finally, her art and architecture. So a simple visit to a museum or some exhibition there can help someone learn a lot. To be displayed in an exhibition, art objects have to be identified, examined, cleaned, preserved, displayed or stored. This is where the job of a Curator comes into play. He or she procures artefacts, creates exhibitions and maintains exhibits. For a country like India that is very culturally rich there will always be a demand for Curator (Museum).


Historical conservatories

Cities and towns across India