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Gallery or Museum Curators plan and organise gallery or museum collections by drafting collection policies and arranging acquisitions of pieces.


  • plans and organises the acquisition and display of material
  • arranges the layout and lighting of historical, scientific or art displays
  • researches items in displays and produces publications, delivers public lecturers and initiates exhibitions
  • identifies and classifies specimens and objects, and arranges restoration work
  • examines items and arranges examinations to determine condition and authenticity
  • manages organisations' central records systems.

To become a Gallery and Museum Curator

  • You need a bachelor degree in arts or science majoring in a relevant field to work as a Gallery or Museum Curator. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

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Skills employers are looking for

  • Research

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  • Budgeting

  • Planning

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