In the Historical Museum the restoration activities began in 1925. Among the founders of restoration practices in the SHM there were such outstanding professionals as A.I. Anisimov, D.F. Bogoslovsky, A.D. Chevarzin and others.
The Administrative integration of odd workshops into a special restoration Department took place soon after the war.
In the late 60’s, the Department was moved to the newly-restored premises of the Novodevichy Convent. The Appointment of the highest class oil-painting restorer Vyacheslav Pavlovich Titov as Head of the Department involved significant changes. Before his employment in the SHM, he was Head of the Department of Expertise in I.E. Grabar’s Central Restoration Workshops.
The differential peculiarity of the Department is the restorers’ work with archeological monuments made of metals, ceramics, bone and wood – that is extremely rare for the museum restoration.