53100 – Registrars, restorers, interpreters and other occupations related to museum and art galleries



53100 – Registrars, restorers, interpreters and other occupations related to museum and art galleries
Registrars, restorers, interpreters and workers in other occupations related to museums and art galleries classify and catalogue museum artifacts and gallery works of art, 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 by art galleries, museums, parks, aquariums, zoos, interpretive centres, botanical gardens, cultural centres, nature sanctuaries, historic and heritage sites, and other locations.

Index of titles
Aircraft restoration technician - museum
Aquarium interpreter
Archaeological technician
Art gallery preparator
Art gallery registrar
Art objects preparator
Art restoration technician
Assistant registrar - museum
Botanical garden interpreter
Cataloguer - museum
Chief display officer - museum
Chief exhibit officer - museum
Chief preparator
Chief preparator - museums and art galleries
Communications equipment restoration technician - museum
Community museum technician
Conservation and restoration technician
Conservation area interpreter
Conservation technician - museums and art galleries
Curatorial assistant
Dinosaur museum interpreter
Diorama maker - museums and art galleries
Diorama technician
Display officer - museums and art galleries
Document restoration technician
Ecological interpreter
Exhibit officer - museum
Exhibit preparator
Exhibit technician
Fossil recovery and reparation technician
Frame fitter - museums and art galleries
Framer - museum and art gallery
Framing technician
Head preparator - museums and art galleries
Heritage interpreter
Historic site interpreter
Historical interpreter
Historical site technician
Historical village supervisor
Historical village technician
History museum interpreter
Insectarium interpreter
Interpretive guide - museum
Model maker-preparator
Museology technician
Museum cataloguer
Museum exhibit officer
Museum extension officer
Museum interpreter
Museum objects cataloguer
Museum objects preparator
Museum preparator
Museum registrar
Museum technician
Museum technician - earth's history and paleontology
Natural habitat interpreter
Nature interpreter
Nature site interpreter
Ornithology centre interpreter
Paintings restoration technician
Park interpreter
Picture framer - museum and art gallery
Planetarium interpreter
Planetarium technician
Railway equipment restoration technician - museum
Recording technician - museum
Regional museum technician
Restoration technician - museum
Road transport equipment restoration technician - museum
Taxidermy technician
Technical officer - museum
Wilderness interpreter
Zoo interpreter


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Conservation and restoration technicians
Assist in the restoration and conservation of artifacts under the direction of a conservator.

Preparators and picture framers
Construct displays and dioramas, build models, install artifacts in displays and prepare artifacts for storage and shipping
Fabricate custom frames, measure and cut mats, mat enhancements and glass, and mount paintings, photographs and other art work.

Museum interpreters
Conduct tours of museums, gallery exhibitions and historical, heritage and other sites, answer inquiries and provide information concerning exhibits or sites.

Curatorial assistants, museum extension officers, museology technicians and museum registrars and cataloguers
Assist in the research, handling and storage of artifacts
Assist with the planning and development of travelling exhibitions and special events
Protect and care for cultural artifacts and collections during exhibitions, while in transit and in storage
Classify and assign registration numbers to artifacts and supervise inventory control.

Prepare, stuff and mount skins of animals for preservation, scientific or display purposes.


Employment requirements
Registrars, cataloguers and interpreters may require a university degree in a field related to museum and gallery work.
For other occupations in this unit group, completion of a college program in museum technology or conservation technology or completion of other technical or on-the-job training programs related to the work are required.


Additional information
Museum interpreters may require specific scientific or academic credentials for employment by some museums, nature centres or other sites.
Technical museum and gallery workers may specialize in a specific type of collection.


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