Archivists and Curators
Archivists and curators collect, appraise and preserve collections of recorded and other material of historical interest.
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New workers start around £10030. Normal pay is £26148 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £47594.
Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.
- Answers verbal or written enquiries and gives advice on exhibits or other material.
- Liaises with school and other groups or individuals, publicises exhibits and arranges special displays for general, specialised or educational interest.
- Negotiates loans of material for specialist displays.
- Develops and promotes ideas for exhibitions and displays.
- Allows access to original material or material not on display for researchers.
- Makes sure that storage and display conditions protect objects from deterioration and damage.
- Examines objects to identify any damage and carries out necessary restoration whilst preserving original characteristics.
- Maintains indexes, bibliographies and descriptive details of archive material and arranges for reproductions of items where necessary.
- Classifies material and arranges for its safe keeping and preservation.
- Examines, appraises and advises on the acquisition of exhibits, historic records, government papers and other material.
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