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Canterbury Stained-Glass Exhibition

Twelfth- and thirteenth-century panels from the Great South Window of Canterbury Cathedral, which have been on tour in Los Angeles and New York (see Vidimus 72 and 77) have now returned to the precinct. Following on from the success of … Continue reading

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New Guide to Durham Cathedral Launched

A new book on Durham Cathedral, entitled Durham Cathedral: History, Fabric and Culture, has just been published. It is edited by the Revd Prof. David Brown, a professor formerly at Durham University and now at the University of St Andrews, … Continue reading

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The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass Awards

The Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass is pleased to announce that once again they will again be offering the Award for Excellence and Ashton Hill Award training work placement, for the year 2015–16. The deadline for entry … Continue reading

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Strawberry Hill reopens and unveils private rooms

Strawberry Hill, Horace Walpole’s remarkable eighteenth-century ‘Gothic’ fantasy castle, reopens on 1 March for the 2015 visiting season. After painstaking restoration, private rooms that have never been open to the public, including Walpole’s bedroom and the room in which he … Continue reading

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Completion of Conservation at Lichfield Cathedral

Alison Gilchrist reports The team at Barley Studio has completed its four-year project to conserve the sixteenth-century stained glass of Lichfield Cathedral’s Lady Chapel, part of a larger £3.7 million restoration project [Fig. 1]. Seven of the windows were originally … Continue reading

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University of York Spring Master-class: New Voices in Stained-Glass Conservation

The University of York MA in Stained-Glass Conservation and Heritage Management Spring Master-class will be held this year on Saturday 28 February 2015 and is entitled ‘New Voices in Stained Glass Conservation’. Over the past ten years, the face of … Continue reading

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Events at the Stained Glass Museum and Student Bursary

London Science and Stained-Glass Tour with Caroline Swash Wednesday 25 February 2015, 11am – 4pm A visit to see modern stained-glass windows inspired by science at the Royal College Medical Library, Whitechapel (Johannes Schreiter), and the Royal Society of Chemistry, … Continue reading

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BSMGP Spring Lecture

The BSMGP spring lecture will be given by Léonie Seliger ACR and is entitled ‘Into the 21st Century: Canterbury Cathedral’s Post-Victorian Stained Glass’. Canterbury is not renowned for its later glass, and a large part of the building’s nineteenth-century stained … Continue reading

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Glass-painting Classes at the Architectural Glass Centre, Swansea

The Architectural Glass Centre, the commercial arm of the Swansea School of Architectural Glass, is continuing its programme of glass-painting workshops/masterclasses with Jonathan Cooke in 2015. The workshop is suitable both for beginners and those with previous experience of glass-painting. … Continue reading

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The Lacock Cup

We reported in Vidimus 76 that the British Museum had acquired the Lacock Cup, a breathtakingly rare masterwork by an unknown silversmith. The cup, which is simple in design and similar to one depicted in the east window of the … Continue reading

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