What Is A Museum Archivist?:
Archivists catalog information that is part of the museum collection. They record the necessary information of an acquired artwork, for example, recording the artwork's dimensions, media, exhibition history and provenance.
While a museum curator may deal with artworks hands on, the archivist deals with important documents and records that will be preserved for the future. Archivists work with records, photographs, film, sound recordings, manuscripts, drawings and digital media.
Duties of a Museum Archivist:
Archivists analyze, collect, organize and catalog important documents and materials that are slated for being preserved permanently in the museum's collection. Such stored items of original source material are of great value to researchers.
Skills Needed to Be a Museum Archivist:
Education Needed to Be a Museum Archivist:
Tools Needed to Be a Museum Archivist:
Archiving is done with computer databases, so having a computer and being computer literate is necessary.
A pair of white gloves is also needed so as to not leave oily fingerprints on archived materials.