2621-Archivists, Curators and Conservators

Job Title: 

Archivists, Curators and Conservators

Job Description: 

Archivists, curators and conservators collect, appraise and ensure the safekeeping and preservation of the contents of archives, artefacts and records of historical, cultural, administrative and artistic interest, and of art and other objects. They plan, devise and implement systems for the safekeeping of records and historically valuable documents


Tasks include:

  • evaluating and preserving records for administrative, historical, legal, evidential and other purposes
  • directing or carrying out the preparation of indexes, bibliographies, microfilm copies and other reference aids to the collected material and making them available to users
  • researching the origin, distribution and use of materials and objects of cultural and historical interest
  • organising, developing and maintaining collections of artistic, cultural, scientific or historically significant items
  • directing or undertaking classification and cataloguing of museum and art gallery collections and organising exhibitions
  • researching into, appraising, and developing, organising and preserving historically significant and valuable documents such as government papers, private papers, photographs, maps, manuscripts audio-visual materials
  • preparing scholarly papers and reports
  • planning and implementing the computerised management of archives and electronic records
  • organising exhibitions at museums and art galleries, publicising exhibits and arranging special displays for general, specialised or educational interest
  • appraising and acquiring archival materials to build and develop an archival collection for research purposes
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Art gallery curator
Museum curator
Conservator (art works)

Specific Occupations: 


Curator (art gallery and museum)

Conservator (art works)

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Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore