Seeking preliminary info: museum collections/registrars, preservation
January 21, 2014 12:07 PM Subscribe
What can you tell me about the field(s) of museum/historical society registrars/collections, preservation, and digital preservation? In a few years, I want to go back to work in a new career, and these have recently crossed my radar.
posted by xo to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've combined all of these areas into one question because I'm not sure how much overlap there is. This MLIS/MA art history program at Pratt
seems to suggest that the areas sometimes commingle. Anyway, if you know something about one or more of these areas, I would love to know:
How robust is the profession, in terms of finding and keeping work?
What is the pay range?
What is the climate of work -- is it typically family friendly (weekends off, home by dinnertime)?
My background is in art/photography/video, but I have a natural affinity for databases and research. I would be in my late-40s, and I'm in the NYC area, so I have access to many museums and historical societies.