A conservator is concerned with the physical care and viability of objects or documents over the long term. His or her duties can include recommending and implementing proper object or document housing and storage, the reconstruction or restoration of objects or documents, and research on appropriate conservation treatments. Many repositories do not have in-house conservators, often because of the high costs of conservation itself. Conservators should have an M.A. or Ph.D. They often specialize in the care and conservation of a specific material or material class. Knowledge of other disciplines, like chemistry and art, is also essential.
A specialist who has undertaken advanced training in the repair, stabilisation and restoration of a work.
a professional whose primary occupation is the care, restoration and repair of objects, collections, specimens, structures or sites