Profession book restorer
Book restorers work to correct and treat books based on an evaluation of their aesthetic, historic and scientific characteristics. They determine the stability of the book and address the problems of chemical and physical deterioration of it.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Museum databases
The tools and processes involved in working with museum databases.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ensure safety of exhibition
Ensure safety of exhibition environment and of artefacts by applying safety devices.
- 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.
- Use ICT recources to solve work related tasks
Ability to choose and use ICT recources in order to solve related tasks
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Evaluate art quality
Correctly evaluate the quality of art objects, artefacts, photographs and documents.
Optional knowledge and skillswork in restoration team interact with an audience respect cultural differences in the field of exhibition bind books stitch paper materials adhesives oversee quality control perform project management present reports
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