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Five-year Conservation Campaign Completed at Wells

Work has been completed on the spectacular Jesse Window at Wells Cathedral, marking the end of a monumental conservation project. The window, which dates from around 1340, is remarkably intact, having survived the English Civil War and the Second World … Continue reading

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Geoffrey Clarke

We are sad to report the death of Geoffrey Clarke RA (1924–2014), an artist and sculptor, whose work included glass and metalwork for the new Coventry Cathedral. Clarke worked in a wide range of media throughout his long career, and … Continue reading

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Top Prize for Dutch Corpus Vitrearum Volume

Zsuzsanna van Ruyven-Zeman’s Stained Glass in the Netherlands before 1795, the fourth volume of the Dutch Corpus Vitrearum, has been awarded the Karel van Mander prize by the Association of Dutch Art Historians [Fig. 1]. This most prestigious prize, awarded … Continue reading

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News from The Stained Glass Centre and St Martin cum Gregory

On Saturday, 22 November The Stained Glass Centre launched its first exhibition, ‘Light in the North: Modern Glass-Painters of York’, showcasing work by the York artists Harry Stammers (1902–1969), Harry Harvey (1922–2011), Sep Waugh [Fig. 1], Ann Sotheran and Helen Whittaker. … Continue reading

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Stained Glass on Paper at the V&A

A group of cataloguers, photographers, curators and volunteers at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, have published two interesting blog posts on cartoons for stained glass. The group, nicknamed ‘the Factory’, are in the process of working through the stored … Continue reading

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Stained-Glass Records at the Corning Museum

The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY, is also examining its collection of paper documents relating to stained glass. The museum holds a vast collection of documents from 19th-century glass companies in London, and is beginning a programme of unfurling … Continue reading

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Herkenrode Glass: Watch this Space

Work has started this month on the preparations for the reinstallation of Lichfield Cathedral’s Herkenrode glass. Vidimus has followed the conservation of these exceptional panels, which formed part of a £3.7 million restoration project at the cathedral. The glass was … Continue reading

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Call for Papers

The 20th Congress of the International Association for the History of Glass has been announced, and the call for papers issued. The congress will take place in Fribourg and Romont, Switzerland, Monday 7 – Friday 11 September 2015. It is … Continue reading

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University of York Stained Glass Master Class Lecture

The autumn Stained Glass Master Class Lecture presented by the MA in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management and the Stained Glass Research Centre will take place on Thursday 13 November 2014 at 5.15pm, in the Philip Ratz Lecture Theatre, … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Museum: New Blog Post

The newly launched blog of the Stained Glass Museum, ‘Through the Eyes of the Conservator’, has published a new post. As mentioned in our last issue, the blog follows the conservation of stained-glass panels by the artist Geoffrey Clarke. The … Continue reading

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