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The State Russian Museum.
The Art Conservation
Department of the Russian Museum is a contemporary scientific conservation
center that consists of 16 laboratories that currently employ 95 people. They
are mainly art conservators of the higher and first categories, as well as
researchers who work in divisions that conduct biochemical research on works
of art, and divisions concerned with the theory and history of museum
conservation and coordinating conservation activities.
The department engages in
all kinds of work related to art conservation and research related to works of
art, from monuments of Old Kievan Rus to contemporary art objects. All of the
conservators have specialized education in art and art conservation. Many have
undergone additional training at art conservation centers in Europe and the