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    Archivists and curators conduct research, collect, appraise and ensure the safekeeping and preservation of the contents of archives and artifacts of historical, cultural and artistic interest, and of art and other objects and organise exhibitions at museums and art galleries.

    Tasks include -

    (a) researching into, appraising, and developing, organising and preserving historically significant and valuable documents such as government papers, private papers, photographs, sound recordings and films;

    (b) directing or carrying out the preparation of indexes, bibliographies, microfilm copies and other reference aids to the collected material and making them available to users;

    (c) researching into the origin, distribution and use of materials and objects of cultural and historical interest;

    (d) organising, developing and maintaining collections of artistic, cultural, scientific or historically significant items in museums or art galleries;

    (e) directing or undertaking classification and cataloguing of museum and art gallery collections and organising exhibitions;

    (f) preparing scholarly papers and reports;

    (g) per-forming related tasks;

    (h) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Archivist

  • Curator, art gallery

  • Curator, museum

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 Updated 10 August 2004, by VA.