Collections and gems
The restoration of Museum exhibits had been carrying out since the establishment of the Museum of History of Azerbaijan. In the first place, archaeological findings were primarily being restored and conserved. However, as the Museum’s collection was enriched with various exhibits, there was a necessity to involve restorer-specialists majored in different fields. Most of the employees of the laboratory have many years of restoration experience and education. At present, there are 13 workers specialized in metal, ceramics, wood, textile (carpet and embroidery), painting and graphics in the laboratory. To improve their professional skills, the employees of the laboratory regularly refer to a variety of new publications concerning the issues of restoration and conservation and apply advanced methods to their work. The activity of the laboratory was presented at the exhibition of “The second life of Museum’s exhibits” held in the Museum in 2010.