- Owner Person or entity (such as a museum or foundation), who has full title to an object as defined by law.
- Conservator Person educated in conservation and restoration techniques and ethics, who is responsible for maintaining objects in as stable a condition as possible, so that they remain accessible as long as possible and still represent the meaning attributed to the objects.
- Conservation scientist Person educated and trained in the natural sciences or engineering, who conducts research and advises conservators and other collection professionals on technical and scientific issues and problems related to the active and passive conservation of objects and collections.
- Collections manager Person responsible for overseeing and managing the entire logistics of collection ownership including registration, tracking and tracing, storage, and transport.
- Curator Person educated, trained, and/or with experience in the appropriate cultural heritage field, who has responsibility for the content of a museum or collection, including selection and acquisition, research and planning of exhibitions, and the associated research.
- Registrar/documentalist Person responsible for identifying, describing, and cataloging objects in a collection. knowing where they are, and keeping track of their movements (tracking and tracing).
- Historian Person educated, trained, and/or with experience in the appropriate cultural heritage field, responsible for all information related to the entire story behind an object, its development and fabrication, and for placing this information in context, context meaning, among others, time, location, use, meaning to people and society, political environment, etc.
- Exhibition coordinator Person responsible for the logistics of presenting objects, collections or parts of collections in a given venue.
- Museum and education officer Person responsible for explaining? information about objects and collections to increase public enjoyment and appreciation, (and to help other professionals with their work).
- Photographer Person responsible for proper visual documentation of objects and collections using photo-reproduction techniques such as film, video, and photography.(digital imaging).
- Information technologist Person educated and trained in computer and software tecnology including social media and internet, responsible for all aspects of gathering and communicating digital information about objects, collections, and museums.
- Health and safety officer Person responsible for ensuring that museum and collection professionals have proper conditions for their work, and that visitors have the proper conditions for moving about in collections and exhbitions. This includes adequate protection from hazardous chemicals, proper ventilation and lighting, and protection from physical danger.
- Security officer Person responsible for measures to prevent damage to or loss of objects due to events other than natural aging and use, such as fire, flood, theft, and vandalism.
Conservation: who, what & why?
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