Profession art restorer

Restorers work to perform corrective treatment based on an evaluation of the aesthetic, historic and scientific characteristics of art objects. They determine the structural stability of art pieces and address problems of chemical and physical deterioration.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Artistic

Knowledge

  • Museum databases

    The tools and processes involved in working with museum databases.

Skills

  • Ensure safety of exhibition

    Ensure safety of exhibition environment and of artefacts by applying safety devices.

  • Use ICT recources to solve work related tasks

    Ability to choose and use ICT recources in order to solve related tasks

  • Assess conservation needs

    Assess and list the needs for conservation/restoration, in relation to current use and planned future use.

  • Provide conservation advice

    Formulating guidelines for object care, preservation and maintenance, and providing professional advice on possible restoration work to be done.

  • Evaluate restoration procedures

    Evaluate the outcome of conservation and restoration procedures. Evaluate the degree of risk, success of treatment or activity and communicate the results.

  • Restore art using scientific methods

    Examine works of art and artifacts, both visually and using scientific tools such as x-rays, infrared photography and microscopic analysis, to determine the extent and causes of deterioration. Analysing if, how, and to which extent the objects can be restored as close as possible to their original form.

  • Apply restoration techniques

    Select and apply appropriate restoration techniques in order to achieve the required restoration goals. This encompasses preventive measures, remedial measures, restoration processes and management processes.

  • Coordinate operational activities

    Synchronise activities and responsibilities of the operational staff to ensure that the resources of an organisation are used most efficiently in pursuit of the specified objectives.

  • Select restoration activities

    Determine restoration needs and requirements and plan the activities. Consider the desired results, the level of intervention required, evaluation of alternatives, constraints on actions, stakeholder demands, possible risks and future options.

  • Create solutions to problems

    Solve problems which arise in planning, prioritising, organising, directing/facilitating action and evaluating performance. Use systematic processes of collecting, analysing, and synthesising information to evaluate current practice and generate new understandings about practice.

Optional knowledge and skills

respect cultural differences in the field of exhibition art collections interact with an audience art history evaluate art quality perform project management present reports communicate in english at a competent user level work in restoration team specialise in conservation-restoration of specific types of objects