A significant place in the framework of research activities is the work of fixing movable historical and cultural monuments located in the enjoyment of the Orthodox and Old Believer communities. Employees of the sector, up to 1992, inclusive, were examined churches of Moscow, Moscow, Kuibyshev (now Samara), Chelyabinsk, Volgograd, Krasnodar, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kiev. During this period, meetings were described more than a thousand churches and chapels. Numerous publications previously unissued material introduced into science a significant number of works by painters, masters of arts and crafts, scribes of the New Age. Thus, it laid the foundation for a broad study that part of Russian culture, which had previously been ignored by specialists.
Initially, the main principle, reflected in the expertise of the sector is to require a comprehensive study of any significant monument is not only based on the definition of style, national and other features, but also including a thorough examination of its material parts. That is why, in addition to practical work, each year accumulating a valuable archive of standards, the staff sector considerable efforts have focused on creating the most effective method of combining arts and technology (microscope, ultraviolet, X-ray, chemical analysis, etc.) research methods. In combination with high professional training (all staff have higher education and art criticism at the same time profound knowledge of technique and technology of works of art), this gives an opportunity to successfully work with different materials of different time and ethnicity.
One of the priority directions of scientific and methodological activities of the sector was the development of new and complete system document the examination results, the creation of paper and electronic archive. To date, many of these innovations, taken into service practices and other specialized organizations. Branch deems it necessary and very helpful to use the principle of close cooperation between specialists. Therefore, to solve research problems of sector working with colleagues from other divisions of the Institute (Laboratory of Physical and Chemical Research, Department of easel oil painting, tempera painting easel division, etc.), draws particular specialists from other organizations. Moreover, the approach to the expert work in the sector has its methodological characteristics, with emphasis on the collective research, special attention not only to the stylistic features works, but a study of his place in the history of art techniques and technologies, each employee has a pronounced scientific interest. The main priorities of such in-depth research related to the Russian icon painting, the legacy of the Russian avant-20-40-ties of the twentieth century, western European art. The results are systematically published in the collections of the Institute and other publications.
To date, the expert division GosNIIR firmly among the leading organizations in the country. People - often members of many conferences in Russia and abroad. Their professionalism makes it possible to work and exchange experiences with foreign museums and research centers. Apart from working in Russia specialist knowledge sector has repeatedly been claimed to participate in the examination of various works in Switzerland, Holland, France, Italy, Czech Republic, USA, UK, Finland, Greece and other scientific projects supported by multiple staff in the grants of the Soros Foundation, RFBR Unification Ministry of Culture, Malevich Society in New York. Publication of research results took place in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Riga, Tallinn, Yaroslavl, Sergiev Posad, Ufa, New Valaam, Recklinghausen, Stockholm. Sector professionals were at the source the teaching expertise and the creation of educational programs in the Russian State Humanitarian University (1995 - 2001), Graduate School of restoration and other educational institutions. Sector expertise has also repeatedly acted as organizer and partner of numerous exhibitions, both at home and abroad.
The activities developed in the sector is determined GosNIIR documents:
• Contract for the provision of expert services, a public offer GosNIIR (contract offer).
In the sector of work and work:
• Mikhail Krasilin - Head of the sector review in 1973
• Yuri Malkov - from 1973 to 1998; Ph.D.
• Nikolai Kiselev - from 1975 to 1983
• Alexander Samoilov - from 1980 to 1990, from 1995 to 2006
• Alexei Zhukov - from 1982 to 1992
• Elena Danchenko - from 1983 to present, Senior Researcher
• Eugene Novoselskaya - from 1985 to 1991
• Boris Lukyanov - from 1988 to 1994
• Julian Halturin - from 1991 to present; Senior Researcher, Ph.D.
• Vladimir Ivanov - from 1991 to 1999
• Lidia Popova - from 1992 to present, Senior Researcher, Ph.D.
• Cyril Pleschunov - from 1994 to present; Photographer
• Julia yakonova - from 1998 to present, Senior Researcher
• Kirill Nikolaev - from 1999 to present, Senior Researcher
• Sergei Kochkin - from 2000 to present, Senior Researcher, Ph.D.
The most significant publishing sector:
1.Danchenko EA, Krasilin MM Materials for the dictionary icon-XVII-XX centuries. M., 1994.
2.Dyakonova YB Experience comprehensive study paintings. Painting TN Glebova AI M., 1999.
3.Dyakonova YB Bronislaw Corwin Kamensakya. Materials for creative biography /Lelekovskie reading. M., 2005.
4.Dyakonova YB Graphics Konchalovsky /Antiques. Art and collectibles. M., 2006. May.
5.Kochkin SA Investigation of unknown watercolors of Charles Bryullova /artistic heritage. Storage. Research. Restoration. № 20. M., 2003.
6.Kochkin SA Painting GG Gagarin Eastern scene. Unusual Messenger //artistic heritage. Storage. Research. № 21. M., 2004.
7.Kochkin SA The Poetics of Painting Rybchenkova /artistic heritage. Storage. Research. Restoration. № 22. M., 2005.
8.Krasilin MM, Danchenko EA, Naumova, MM About the same Palekh icon of the XVIII century: Studies in the Restoration. Proceedings of the international research conference. Moscow. December 4-6, 2001. M., 2002. S. 93-101.
9.Krasilin MM Danchenko EA Symbolic and innovations in the late Russian icon painting //read memory IP Bolotseva. IX. Yaroslavl. 2005.
10.Krasilin MM, Naumov, MM, EA Danchenko Research Group Nevyansk icons //Art of the Christian world. Vol. JM, 2007.
11.Krasilin MM, Halturin YA, Ivanov VA Examination of works of art and its methods //Examination of works of fine art. The first scientific conference. GTG and association Magnum Ars. M., 1996.
12.Krasilin MM VNIIR role in the study and recording of movable monuments of fine art /restoration of museum items in the USSR. Problems and modern methods of research. Research Seminar. Abstracts. Sat M., 1984.
13.Krasilin MM Survey monuments of art in the Latvian SSR. (Ancient art and its traditions) //artistic heritage. № 10. M.: VNIIR, 1985.
14.Krasilin MM Monuments of art XVI - XX centuries. in nemuzeynyh meetings (Moscow Church of St. John the Baptist). Catalog-1 //artistic heritage. Vol. 12. M.: VNIIR, 1989.
15.Krasilin MM Features of Baroque iconography XVIII century //Baroque in Russia. M., 1994.
16.Krasilin MM, Rakhmanov MP Spiritual environment of Russia. Chant books and icons XVII-beginning of XX centuries. Catalog album. M., 1996.
17.Krasilin MM Folk icon: regional variations //Russian folk art. Sergiev Posad, 1998 (abridged version published in Finland).
18.Krasilin MM On the reconstruction of creative activity Palekh icon-painter Vasily Khokhlova /Scientific Readings in Memory IP Bolotseva (II). Yaroslavl, 1998.
19.Krasilin MM Two Pskov icons from Daugavpils //Art of the Christian world. Vol. III. M., 1999.
20.Krasilin MM Portrait of Tsar Ivan the Terrible: XVII century or century XX? //Space of life. By the 85 th anniversary of Academician BV Raushenbaha. Sat M.: Nauka, 1999. S. 503-513.
21.Krasilin MM The monuments of religious art in the Chelyabinsk region //artistic heritage. № 17. M.: GosNIIR, 1999.
22.Krassilin M. Kyprianos und Justinia. Eine Ikone im Ikonen-Museum Recklinghausen. Recklinghausen, 2000 (Russian version published in Yaroslavl).
23.Krasilin MM Expertise and Markets: ideals and reality /art market in the structure of the Russian economy. Scientific-practical conference. September 6-9, 2000. Nizhny Novgorod, 2000.
24.Krasilin MM M., 2001.
25.Krasilin MM Russian icon of the XVIII - early XX centuries //History of iconography. MM: ART-BMB, 2002. S. 209-230.
26.Nikolaev KA The Orthodox church interior: Specificity study nemuzeynyh assembly. Sat № 10. St. Petersburg.: Academy of Public Relations MC RF, 2000.
27.Nikolaev KA On the original interior decoration of the Church of St. John the Warrior on Yakimanka /Scientific Readings in Memory IP Bolotseva. Vol. VI. Yaroslavl, 2002.
28.Nikolaev KA Church of St. Peter and Paul in Lefortovo. Peculiarities of Interior //Scientific Readings in Memory IP Bolotseva. Vol. VII. Yaroslavl, 2003.
29.Nikolaev KA Unknown work of Viktor Vasnetsov. № 1-2 (10-11). SPb., 2004.
30.Nikolaev KA On the creative method Karp Zolotarev. Iconic portrait of the late XVII century //sources on the history of restoration and study of the monuments of Russian culture. Twentieth century (based on the scientific conference on 6-10 August 2003) Sat Art. M.: Indrik, 2005.
31.Nikolaev KA Two of V. Vasnetsov /Lelekovskie reading. M., 2005.
32.Popova LI The theoretical basis and the natural restoration and preservation of museum collections. M., 1999.
33.Samoylov AY Unified description of historical and cultural monuments (vnemuzeyny Fund) //Artistic Heritage (special issue). M., 1989.
34.Samoylov YA Problems normative description of the copper casting (small plastic) //Russian copper casting. Sat Vol. 1. M., 1993.
35.Samoylov YA Third Semiradsky - Semiradsky? //Art. 2003. № 2, March /April.
36.Samoylov AY Listen to the athletes, their body of poetry (newly identified pattern A. Deineka) //Antiques. 2003. № 10 (9), September.
37.Samoylov YA Was the picture in the restoration? //Antiques. 2004. № 7-8, September.
38.Halturin YA The problems of imitation and authenticity of works of the late 19 - early 20 century //artistic heritage. № 16. M., 1995.
39.Halturin YA Proceedings. M., 1998.
40.Halturin YA Russian avant-garde. The original and imitation /Avant-Garde 1910 - 1920. Interaction of the Arts. Proceedings. M., 1998.
41.Halturin YA On a picturesque Technology Malevich: From expressive primitivism to Suprematism /Russian avant-1910-1920-ies and the problem of expressionism. M.: Nauka, 2003.
42.Halturin YA Suprematic Technology Kazimir Malevich: its possibilities and limits //Non-objectivity and abstraction: the formation of the plastic language. Proceedings. State Institute of Art. Moscow, 2004.
43.Halturin YA Early studies of Pavel Filonov. The story of the continuation //ARTCHRONIKA. 2004. № 5.
44.Halturin YA Studying the works of Kasimir Malevich from the collection Stedeliyk Museum and Foundation Khardzhiev-chaga: Studies in the preservation of cultural heritage. Proceedings of the international scientific-practical conference. M.: Indrik, 2005.
45.Halturin YA Early studies of Pavel Filonov. N. 11 /Experiment. Publication of the University of Southern California. Los Angeles, 2006.
46.Halturin YA Malevich - editor of Malevich. On the question of copyright developments in the works 1900-1910-s //Collection. 2008. № 1.