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Fears about the Burrell

Fears have been raised about how the Burrell Collection’s outstanding collection of medieval stained glass will be displayed after a planned redesign of the famous Glasgow-based museum (fig.1). The museum has been closed to the public since 2016 for a … Continue reading

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Hailes Abbey Revealed: New Museum at Cotswold Beauty Spot Reveals Monastery’s Hidden Stories

English Heritage’s new museum telling the dramatic story of the Cotswold abbey that was once one of England’s most important pilgrim destinations will open to the public on 30 June. Hailes Abbey, near Winchcombe in Gloucestershire, was founded by Earl … Continue reading

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St Nicholas Remembered

Up to ten thousand people attended a special service at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow on Sunday, May 21st to celebrate the arrival, on a two-month loan, of a four-inch piece of rib bone said to have … Continue reading

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Most Wanted

A research student asks if readers have seen similar designs elsewhere to the fourteenth-century tracery light glass at the parish church of St Mary, at Cogges, Oxfordshire, shown below. According to the CVMA author, Peter Newton, the design is both … Continue reading

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Illuminating Women in the Medieval World

A new exhibition focusing on medieval women as depicted in medieval manuscripts has opened at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, USA. Although inevitably slanted towards religious imagery, the exhibition includes a variety of depictions of medieval women ranging from … Continue reading

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North Lands Creative Glass : ‘Taking a Leap: Concept, Conservation and Innovation in Architectural Glass’

Sunday, 16th July 2017 This one-day event explores the potential of stained glass as an important and exciting medium for creative practice, whether in the context of the preservation of historic windows or in the creation of cutting-edge contemporary art. … Continue reading

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Society for Church Archaeology 2017 Conference : ‘The Articulation of Light and Space in Churches’

Friday, 15th – Sunday, 17th September 2017, Worcester Based in the Old Palace at Worcester Cathedral, the conference will focus on the relationship between light, space, liturgy and devotion in churches, from the early-medieval period until the Victorian era. The … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Tours at Wells Cathedral

Saturday, 5th August 2017, 10.00-11.30 Wells Cathedral houses a spectacular and one of the most substantial collections of Medieval stained glass in England. As part of its series of special interest tours, focusing on various aspects of the church’s art … Continue reading

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Harlaxton 2017

The 2017 Harlaxton Medieval Symposium will take place between 17–20 July at Harlaxton Manor, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG32 1AG. The conference will hear a variety of papers from both leading and younger scholars around the theme of: Church and City in … Continue reading

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Discovering St Edmund

Images of St Edmund (d. AD 869), king and martyr, survive in a number of English medieval stained glass windows, particularly in the eastern counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. In early May it was announced that a voluntary charity, The … Continue reading

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