Jill Dunkerton studied fine art at Winchester and Goldsmiths’ Schools of Art, history of art (MA) at the Courtauld Institute, and paintings conservation at the Tate Gallery and Courtauld Institute. She has worked as a restorer at the National Gallery since 1980, specialising in particular on the restoration of paintings from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries, including works by Giovanni Bellini, Botticelli, Crivelli, van Eyck, Gossaert, Filippo and Filippino Lippi, Massys, Titian, Tura and Verrocchio. She has also written and lectured widely on the restoration and techniques of paintings of this period. Publications include co-authorship of Art in the Making: Italian Painting before 1400 (1989), Giotto to Dürer: Early Renaissance Painting in the National Gallery (1991), Making and Meaning: The Young Michelangelo (1994), Dürer to Veronese: Sixteenth-Century Painting in the National Gallery (1999), Art in the Making. Underdrawing in Renaissance Paintings, (2002), as well as contributions to catalogues of exhibitions at the National Gallery and in the United States, Italy and Spain, and numerous articles in the National Gallery Technical Bulletin, The Burlington Magazine, OPD Restauro and other journals.