Conservation of the cultural heritage is fascinating and rewarding career - linking arts, science, history and craft. The scope of conservators' work has widened in recent years, and is no longer dominated by hands-on conservation. Conservators now expect to be involved with exhibitions, conservation science, preventive conservation, project management and advocacy work. There are a variety of training and entry routes; for many the first step is a full-time academic course at one of the institutions listed in Training to become a conservator.
For upcoming short courses, workshops and conference aimed at trained conservators or those working in the Heritage sector please check the listings.