We surveyed 257 museum conservators to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical museum conservator. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a museum conservator?



Working as a museum conservator typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a museum conservator?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a museum conservator typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a museum conservator?



It’s typically difficult to find a job as a museum conservator. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for museum conservators.