Introduction to the Conservation Practitioners Survey


The ICOM cc Working Groups for 'Education & Training' and 'Preventive Conservation' are to hold their combined interim meeting 'CONSERVATION NOW' at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th September 2013. The meeting seeks to understand the current and future demands on conservation practice in order that conservation programes can maximise the employability of their graduates.

In advance of the meeting we would like to gather data on the experiences of conservation graduates, the conservation programmes, practising conservators as well as those employing conservators.

We would appreciate your feedback in our online survey. All responses will remain confidential and secure. Your input will be used to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of professional practice. We appreciate your trust and look forward to serving you in the future.

We thank you in advance for your valuable insights.

We have contracted Survey Monkey, an independent research firm to field your confidential survey responses.

Please click on the link to complete the survey

If you have any queries please contact:
Jean Brown
Co-ordinator for the ICOM cc Education & Training Working Group
jean.brown@northumbria.ac.uk

What type of conservation education have you received?

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* 1. What type of conservation education have you received?

How long have you worked in conservation practice?

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* 2. How long have you worked in conservation practice?

What type of employment do you have?

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* 3. What type of employment do you have?

What is your level of emploment in conservation practice?

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* 4. What is your level of emploment in conservation practice?

What type of contract do you have in conservation practice?

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* 5. What type of contract do you have in conservation practice?

  Full time Part time Renewable None renewable
Fixed term contract
Permanent contract
Internship
Voluntary work
What is the source of funding for your conservation contract?

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* 6. What is the source of funding for your conservation contract?

  Institutional Endowment Bursary No funding
Permanent Contract
Fixed Term Contract
Internship
What type of employment do you consider to be required in Conservation Practice?

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* 7. What type of employment do you consider to be required in Conservation Practice?

  Full Time Part Time Renewable None renewable
Fixed term contracts
Permanent contracts
Internships
Voluntary work
Do you consider that volunteers should be employed in conservation practice?

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* 8. Do you consider that volunteers should be employed in conservation practice?

Do you consider that volunteers are used to replace paid posts in conservation practice?

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* 9. Do you consider that volunteers are used to replace paid posts in conservation practice?

Do you think that funding should be provided for volunteers and if so what should this include?

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* 10. Do you think that funding should be provided for volunteers and if so what should this include?

If volunteers are to be used in conservation practice where should they be drawn from?

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* 11. If volunteers are to be used in conservation practice where should they be drawn from?

What skills and knowledge do you believe to be currently required from Conservation Practitioners?

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* 12. What skills and knowledge do you believe to be currently required from Conservation Practitioners?

Have there been changes in the last twenty years regarding the type of work required from you as a Conservation Practitioner?

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* 13. Have there been changes in the last twenty years regarding the type of work required from you as a Conservation Practitioner?

What do you think has been the cause of the changes in what is currently required from you as a Conservation Practitioner?

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* 14. What do you think has been the cause of the changes in what is currently required from you as a Conservation Practitioner?

If there have been changes in the skills and knowledge required from Conservation practitioners what are they?

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* 15. If there have been changes in the skills and knowledge required from Conservation practitioners what are they?

  Required more Required less No longer required
Basic interventive techniques
Advanced interventive techniques
Artefact presentation skills
Electronic data management
Intellectual property rights
Environmental management
Preventive conservation
Collections care
Conservation science
Instrumental analysis practice
Instrumental analysis interpretation
Conservation management
Project management
Studio management
Business management
Art History
Fine art
Foreign languages
Where do you see the future of conservation practice?

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* 16. Where do you see the future of conservation practice?

If you see conservation developing which areas are likely to grow?

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* 17. If you see conservation developing which areas are likely to grow?

If you see conservation reducing which areas are likely to reduce?

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* 18. If you see conservation reducing which areas are likely to reduce?

If you see conservation remaining unchanged what is the reason for the lack of change?

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* 19. If you see conservation remaining unchanged what is the reason for the lack of change?

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