Working In… ART — Art Conservator

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The Working In… series compiles a selection of fascinating STEM jobs in a multitude of fields. They are designed to highlight the variety of STEM careers available to students that they may not have considered, or been aware of before now. Find out where your future career may lie here.

Stuart works as a Preventative Conservator helping to prolong the life of various museum pieces for State Government Institutions and Heritage Trusts.

In a nutshell, he stops old things crumbling away so future generations can enjoy them still.

He has a wide range of tasks in his day to day work which he carries out in a variety of locations. He utilises many different technologies to help him carry out his work.

This resource is best suited to Year  4, 6, 8, 9 and 10 Chemistry students who are looking for a different, practical application of their scientific understanding. It is particularly well suited to those learning about material properties.

Working In… Art — Art Conservator

Video Length: 3:54 mins

This video is part of our Working In… series. See more in the series here.

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Years: 4, 6, 8, 9, 10


Chemical Sciences – Chemical Reactions, Atoms

Additional: Careers, Technology.

Concepts (South Australia):

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter, Changes of Matter


4, 6 & 8-10