Profession museum scientist
Museum scientists perform and/or manage the curatorial, preparatory and clerical work in general museums, research collection repositories, botanical gardens, art galleries, fine arts related collections, aquariums or similar areas with collections of natural, historical and anthropological material that is educational, scientific or aesthetic in purpose; and perform other related duties as required.
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- Collection management software
Be familiar with specialised collection management software used to document and keep record of the museum collection.
- Art collections
The variety of paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings and other works that form collections in a museum and prospective new collections which are of interest for a museum or art gallery.
- Museum databases
The tools and processes involved in working with museum databases.
- Supervise special visitors
Serve as docents for special visitors and groups.
- Study a collection
Research and trace the origins and the historical significance of collections and archive content.
- Select loan objects
Select specimens for exhibitions loans.
- Prepare exhibition programs
Work on exhibition programs and write concept texts.
- Work with cultural venue specialists
Call upon the competence of other professionals and specialists, from within and outside the organisation, to contribute to activities and provide documents to improve public access to collections and exhibitions.
- Maintain museum records
Keep museum records current and in conformity with museum standards.
- Communicate in English in a competent way
Competent use of English; R351refers to level C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
- Advise on acquisitions
Investigate acquisition options, compare them and give advice.
- Perform lectures
Present lectures to various groups.
- Document museum collection
Registrars are concerned with documentation and record keeping of museum collections. Documentation includes information about an object's condition, provenance, materials, and all of its movements within the museum or out on loan.
- Use ICT recources to solve work related tasks
Ability to choose and use ICT recources in order to solve related tasks
- Supervise projects for the conservation of heritage buildings
Supervise protection and restoration projects of cultural heritage. Use own expertise to make sure the project runs smoothly.
- Maintain catalogue collection
Describe, inventorise and catalogue items in the collection.
- Monitor museum environment
Monitor and document environmental conditions in a museum, in storage as well as exhibition facilities. Make sure an adapted and stable climate is guaranteed.
- Report analysis results
Produce research documents or give presentations to report the results of a conducted research and analysis project, indicating the analysis procedures and methods which led to the results, as well as potential interpretations of the results.