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Although very much a specialist sector, many tens of thousands of people are still involved in this area in roles such as antique dealers, museums jobs,furniture restoration and others.
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The Professions - Heritage

Organisations such as the Museum Association and the Association of Heritage Interpretation are extremely useful sources of information and in some cases guidance for those looking to develop a career in this sector.
And that's what heritage interpreters do... We bring places, objects and ideas to life. We create thought-provoking and memorable experiences for visitors, and connect people with our natural and cultural heritage. We reveal hidden stories and meanings, so deepening people's understanding and expanding horizons.
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BAfM is an independent organisation established in 1973, for Friends, volunteers and supporters in museums, galleries and heritage sites representing 200,000 Friends and Volunteers across the UK. It offers a friendly and practical network of support from people with first-hand experience of running Friends orgs...
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We are the oldest museums association in the world, set up in 1889to guard th interests of museums and galleries. We have 5200 individual members 600 institutional members and 250 corporate members. Today we are still independently funded by our membership, which is made up of....
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The HHA represents 1500 privately-owned historic houses, castles and gardens throughout the UK. These are listed buildings or designated gardens, usually Grade I or II*, and are often outstanding. Many are considered to be iconic symbols of Britain's unique heritage.
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Icon is the UK's leading voice for the conservation of our precious cultural heritage. We raise awareness of the cultural, social and economic value of caring for our heritage and champion high standards of conservation. Icon is a charity.
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We are the oldest museums association in the world, set up in 1889to guard th interests of museums and galleries. We have 5200 individual members 600 institutional members and 250 corporate members. Today we are still independently funded by our membership, which is made up of...
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The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (RAI) is the world's longest-established scholarly association dedicated to the furtherance of anthropology (the study of humankind) in its broadest and most inclusive sense.
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