53100 – Registrars, restorers, interpreters and other occupations related to museum and art galleries

Broad Occupation Category

5 – Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport


3 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of less than two years; or more than six months of on-the-job training

Major Group

53 – Occupations in art, culture and sport

Broad Occupation Category

531 – Occupations in art and culture

Broad Occupation Category

5310 – Occupations related to museums and art galleries

Registrars, restorers, interpreters and workers in other occupations related to museums and art galleries classify and catalogue museum artifacts and gallery works of art, construct and install exhibits and displays, restore, maintain and store museum and gallery collections, frame artwork, and perform other functions in support of curatorial and conservation activities. They are employed in museums and galleries. Picture framers and taxidermists may also be employed in retail settings or may be self-employed. This unit group also includes museum and other interpreters who conduct guided tours. They are employed by art galleries, museums, parks, aquariums, zoos, interpretive centres, botanical gardens, cultural centres, nature sanctuaries, historic and heritage sites, and other locations.

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Example Titles

  • Art gallery preparator

  • Conservation technician - museums and art galleries

  • Heritage interpreter

  • Museology technician

  • Museum extension officer

  • Museum objects cataloguer

  • Museum registrar

  • Museum technician

  • Paintings restoration technician

  • Picture framer - museum and art gallery

  • Restoration technician - museum

  • Taxidermist

Main Duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Conservation and restoration technicians

  • Assist in the restoration and conservation of artifacts under the direction of a conservator.

Preparators and picture framers

  • Construct displays and dioramas, build models, install artifacts in displays and prepare artifacts for storage and shipping

  • Fabricate custom frames, measure and cut mats, mat enhancements and glass, and mount paintings, photographs and other art work.

Museum interpreters

  • Conduct tours of museums, gallery exhibitions and historical, heritage and other sites, answer inquiries and provide information concerning exhibits or sites.

Curatorial assistants, museum extension officers, museology technicians and museum registrars and cataloguers

  • Assist in the research, handling and storage of artifacts

  • Assist with the planning and development of travelling exhibitions and special events

  • Protect and care for cultural artifacts and collections during exhibitions, while in transit and in storage

  • Classify and assign registration numbers to artifacts and supervise inventory control.


  • Prepare, stuff and mount skins of animals for preservation, scientific or display purposes.

Employment Requirements

  • Registrars, cataloguers and interpreters may require a university degree in a field related to museum and gallery work.

  • For other occupations in this unit group, completion of a college program in museum technology or conservation technology or completion of other technical or on-the-job training programs related to the work are required.