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Museum Technicians

Employment Prospects


The U.S. Department of Labor reports that 14,400 museum technicians and conservators are employed in the United States. Institutions and private companies that display collections hire museum technicians. Historical societies, state and federal agencies, and libraries also employ museum technicians because of their specialized skills in working with valuable and fragile art and artifacts. Museum technicians may also find work with private exhibition companies that design, display, and distribute both temporary and permanent exhibits to museums throughout the world.

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