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In this episode, Caroline Campbell, Director of Collections and Research, and Jill Dunkerton, Senior Restorer, discuss the challenge of restoring 'The Nativity' by Italian artist Piero della Francesca, one of the greatest painters of the Early Renaissance.

Piero made this picture for his family palace in his hometown of Sansepolcro, in Tuscany. Once thought to be unfinished, the painting was, in fact, damaged by restoration before it entered the National Gallery’s collection.

Find out more about the painting.

The conservation of Piero della Francesca’s 'The Nativity' is supported by:

The Rothschild Foundation

Moretti Fine Art Ltd

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