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Book Conservators

Overview

Book conservators treat the bindings and pages of books and other objects to help preserve original materials for future use. Their work often includes removing a book block from its binding, and then sewing, measuring, gluing, rebinding, and using special chemical treatments to maintain the integrity of the item. Most conservators work in libraries, in museums, or for special conservation centers.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Artistic

Hands On

Technical

Career Ladder
Archivist, Curator, or Librarian

Book Conservation Team Manager

Book Conservator

Book Conservation Apprentice