This three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program provides students with technical knowledge and skills to support curatorial and conservation activities in the museum, heritage and cultural sectors. Students develop capabilities related to cultural resource management, focusing on collections care, research and interpretation. Areas of study include classifying, cataloguing and interpreting collections of artifacts and works of art, constructing and installing exhibits and displays, assessing, preserving and treating material culture. The diverse scope of the program provides students an opportunity to integrate learning in a variety of educational and real-world settings. Through a field placement, students gain valuable practical experience and network with professionals in a cultural institution.
Graduates may find employment in entry-level technical and management positions in museums and galleries or other cultural/heritage institutions. Graduates may also be employed as freelance museum contractors or as staff in antique or art shops.