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This unit group includes workers who classify and catalogue museum and gallery artifacts, construct and install exhibits and displays, restore, maintain and store museum and gallery collections, frame artwork, and perform other functions in support of curatorial and conservation activities. They are employed in museums and galleries. Picture framers and taxidermists may also be employed in retail settings or may be self-employed. This unit group also includes museum and other interpreters who conduct guided tours. They are employed at art galleries, museums, parks, aquariums, zoos, interpretive centres, botanical gardens, cultural centres, nature sanctuaries, historic and heritage sites and other locations.
conservation technician – museums and art galleries, curatorial assistant, heritage interpreter, museology technician, museum extension officer, museum interpreter, museum objects cataloguer, museum registrar, museum technician, picture framer – museum and art gallery, preparator, restoration technician, taxidermist.
- Conservation and restoration technicians assist in the restoration and conservation of artifacts under the direction of a conservator.
- Curatorial assistants assist in the research, handling and storage of artifacts.
- Museum interpreters conduct tours of museums, gallery exhibitions and historical, heritage and other sites, answer inquiries and provide information concerning exhibits or sites.
- Museum extension officers assist with the planning and development of travelling exhibitions and special events.
- Museology technicians protect and care for cultural artifacts and collections during exhibitions, while in transit and in storage.
- Museum registrars and cataloguers classify and assign registration numbers to artifacts and supervise inventory control.
- Preparators construct displays and dioramas, build models, install artifacts in displays and prepare artifacts for storage and shipping.
- Picture framers fabricate custom frames, measure and cut mats, mat enhancements and glass, and mount paintings, photographs and other art work.
- Taxidermists prepare and mount skins of birds or animals for preservation, scientific or display purposes.
Technical museum and gallery workers may specialize in a specific type of collection.
Outlook & Prospects for Technical Occupations Related to Museums and Art Galleries in London Region
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Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 11 - Nov 15, 2013
- The Ontario Hockey League announced that London has won the bid to host the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup. The event will take place from May 16-25, 2014.
- A new museum that features the HMCS Ojibwa submarine will bring 45 jobs in Port Burwell, near London
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