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Developing your career in conservation PDF Print E-mail

Development Route Map for Conservators

Career planning and development is necessary for everyone who wishes to improve their practice and achieve personal and professional goals. By identifying your strengths and weaknesses it is possible to plan ahead. Whatever your level of expertise, using the tools offered here will help you to focus on your own progress and to identify and achieve your goals.

Click on each of the sections within each box to find out more.


Where am I now?




1. What are the Professional Conservation Standards and how are they relevant?




2. Use the Professional Conservation Standards to evaluate your current level of expertise


3. Using the Novice to Expert Scale


What have I learnt?


Where do I want to be?  

Record and assess your progress after each project


Identify aspects of practice in which you could benefit from further development.


How do I get there?




1. Identify opportunities


2. Make a plan of what you might do both in the short and the long term.


3. Drafting a Plan

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