2452- ARCHIVISTS AND CURATORS
ARCHIVISTS AND CURATORS
Archivist,Conservator,Curator,Keeper (art galley),Museum officer
Archivists and curators collect, appraise and preserve collections of recorded and other material of historical interest.
Entrants require a good first degree in order to gain entry to a relevant postgraduate course. Many postgraduate courses also require applicants to have gained relevant practical experience prior to entry. Training is typically received on-the-job. Professional qualifications leading to NVQs/SVQs in relevant areas at Levels 3, 4 and 5 are available.
Refer The S/NVQ framework for more details
The simplified NS-SEC analytic class for this code is 2
The simplified NS-SEC operational category for this code is 4.1
Refer The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification for more details
- examines, appraises and advises on the acquisition of exhibits, historic records, government papers and other material;
- classifies material and arranges for its safe keeping and preservation;
- maintains indexes, bibliographies and descriptive details of archive material and arranges for reproductions of items where necessary;
- examines objects to identify any damage and carries out necessary restoration whilst preserving original characteristics;
- makes sure that storage and display conditions protect objects from deterioration and damage;
- allows access to original material or material not on display for researchers;
- develops and promotes ideas for exhibitions and displays;
- negotiates loans of material for specialist displays;
- liaises with school and other groups or individuals, publicises exhibits and arranges special displays for general, specialised or educational interest;
- answers verbal or written enquiries and gives advice on exhibits or other material.