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Conservators help preserve art and artefacts by preventing unnecessary deterioration and repairing any damage.


Conservators with one to five years' experience usually earn

$55K-$70K per year

Conservators with more than 10 years' experience usually earn

$75K per year

Source: Auckland Art Gallery, 2015.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a conservator are poor due to the small size of the occupation and low turnover.
Katherine Campbell wearing magnifying goggles while working on a painting

Conservators care for and preserve a variety of artefacts

Last updated 1 June 2017