How to Become a Historical Artifact Conservator

Historical Artifact Conservator Job Description

Historical artifact conservators are responsible overseeing the efforts related to cleaning, restoring and preserving archaeological specimens and historical artifacts.



Historical Artifact Conservator Job Duties

  • Prepare reports of preservation or restoration activities
  • Treat artifacts to prevent or minimize physical deterioration
  • Restore artifacts by polishing, joining together broken fragments and other procedures
  • Record the treatment given to each artifact
  • Clean, repair and reinforce artifacts such as weapons, mummified remains, pottery and others
  • Use chemicals, hand and power tools to perform cleaning, restoration and conservation duties
  • May design and conduct research relating to the improvement of restoration and conservation methods


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