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Watch how Restorer Jill Dunkerton and Conservator Britta New remove a 19th-century frame from 'Adoration of the Kings' by Botticelli and Filippino, and investigate what had been lying beneath it. 

To see Jill carry out the next stage of restoration, watch Part Two of 'Behind the scenes in Conservation', coming out in March 2021. 

Watch other episodes in the series:

Behind the scenes in Conservation

Restoring Botticelli's 'Adoration of the Kings': Part two

Watch Jill Dunkerton as she retouches a Renaissance masterpiece

Behind the scenes in Conservation

Restoring Botticelli's 'Adoration of the Kings': Part three

Jill Dunkerton and Marta Melchiorre ask, how can we identify Botticelli's hand from that of his assistant, Filippino Lippi's?

Behind the scenes in Conservation

Restoring the Gallery's oldest painting

Kristina Mandy shows the steps involved in restoring a painting that is over 750-years-old

Behind the scenes in Conservation

The Gallery during lockdown

Peek behind our closed doors, with Larry Keith

Behind the scenes in Conservation

Cleaning Rubens's 'Het Steen'

Find out what Larry Keith discovered when he removed 75 years’ worth of discoloured varnish from Rubens’s 'Het Steen'

Behind the scenes in Conservation

A structural repair of Rubens's 'Het Steen'

How will Britta New meet the challenge of repairing Rubens's fragile panel which has survived centuries' worth of restorations and one very severe frost?

Behind the scenes in Conservation

Retouching Rubens's 'Het Steen'

After months of restoration, Larry Keith unveils the newly retouched 'Het Steen' in the Conservation Studio
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