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William Burges Glass at Castell Coch, Wales

The Welsh Minister for Heritage has agreed that CADW, the Welsh heritage organization, should submit a grant application to the National Heritage Memorial Fund for funds to assist in the purchase of the two ‘missing’ stained-glass panels from the chapel … Continue reading

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New Stained Glass Exhibition in Ghent

On 9 October 2010, the STAM, the new city museum of Ghent (Belgium) opened, replacing the former Bijlokemuseum, which had been closed for renovation since 2005. The renovated and expanded museum has exceeded all expectations. In conjunction with its reopening … Continue reading

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New Displays at Ancestors of Christ Exhibition in Canterbury Cathedral

The next phase of Canterbury Cathedral’s exhibition of figures from the internationally important Ancestors of Christ series of windows has been announced. The figures of Jared (Jareth) and Enoch, David and Nathan, will be on display from 28 March until … Continue reading

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Stained Glass and the Modern Museum – Conservation, Research, Display: 10-11 March, 2011

On 10–11 March, York University’s School of Stained Glass Studies will hold an international masterclass focusing on issues relating to the conservation, cataloguing and display of stained glass. Based in the historic surroundings of the medieval Merchant Taylors’ Hall in … Continue reading

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Exciting Sessions on Stained Glass at Kalamazoo International Congress on Medieval Studies: 12–15 May 2011

This year’s International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo (12–15 May) promises plenty of treats for historians of stained glass. Two main sessions ‘Glazing and Stained Glass: Collaborations, Analogies’ and ‘Investigations involving Stained Glass and Other Disciplines’ … Continue reading

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Jan Gossaert Exhibition Opens in London

An acclaimed exhibition of work by the Flemish artist and designer for stained glass Jan Gossaert (c.1478–1532) will open in London later this month. Jan Gossaert’s Renaissance will run from the 23 February until 30 May at the National Gallery … Continue reading

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American Glass Guild Annual Conference (22–24 July 2011)

The annual conference of the American Glass Guild (AGG) will be held in Asheville, North Carolina, with workshops on Thursday 21 July and a stained-glass tour on Monday 25 July. Several sessions will highlight medieval stained glass. The keynote speaker … Continue reading

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Stained Glass after 1920: Technology and Conservation Forum for the Conservation of Stained-Glass Windows: Lisbon, 26–28 September 2011

This forum is being held under the auspices of the Portuguese Committee of the Corpus Vitrearum and the International Committee of the Corpus Vitrearum for the Conservation of Stained Glass. It will consider the conservation challenges posed by the changing … Continue reading

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Roundel Puzzle

This month’s puzzle comes from the parish church of St Peter at Nowton in Suffolk, home to one of the largest collections of imported roundels in England. It has a diameter of 23cm and is painted in black with both … Continue reading

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Diary

Lectures/Trips 1 March: Canon Jack Higham will speak about ‘Medieval Stained Glass: From the earliest 7th-century glass to the late medieval period’ to the Peterborough Museum Society. The lecture will be held in the John Clare Theatre, at the Central … Continue reading

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