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Art conservators can find employment with a wide range of employers such as museums, libraries, laboratories and laboratories within both private and government organisations.

To become an art conservator it is likely that you will need a master’s degree in conservation. Before you begin postgraduate study you will need an undergraduate degree in a related area. Possible majors include Art History, Anthropology and Archaeology (note that some institutions offers Archaeology as a specialisation under an Anthropology major). Additional study in Organic Chemistry and Materials Science will also be useful – you may want to consider a double major or conjoint degree.

Prior Work Experience

Having work experience in the field will also help you to increase the likelihood of future employment in what can be a difficult field to enter into. Experience may be gained through internships, apprenticeships or even as a volunteer.