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Unique Roundels Acquired

Six roundels from a unique early sixteenth-century group of eight depicting Labours of the Month have been acquired by Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum. Four are now in Norwich and two in London. … Continue reading

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Study Day about the Medieval Stained Glass in the Savile Chapel at Thornhill (Yorkshire)

A study day on the important fifteenth-century glass in the Savile Chapel at the parish church of St Michael and All Angels, Thornhill (Yorkshire), will be held on 13 October 2012, 11am – 3pm. The glass in the east window … Continue reading

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Where there’s a will…

…there’s a window. Richard Marks is preparing for the British Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi a study of medieval wills that include glazing bequests. He has already amassed several hundred, primarily from published sources, and is looking for any unpublished wills … Continue reading

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Wenlok Jug Stolen from Stockwood Discovery Centre

A nationally significant bronze medieval jug has been stolen from a Bedfordshire museum [Fig. 1]. The Wenlok jug was taken from the Stockwood Discovery Centre in Luton at about 11pm on Saturday 12 May. Director of Museums, Karen Perkins, called … Continue reading

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Anglo-Saxon Window Glass Discovered at Glastonbury Abbey (Somerset)

New research led by the University of Reading has revealed that finds at Glastonbury Abbey provide the earliest archaeological evidence for glass-making in Britain. Professor Roberta Gilchrist of the university’s archaeology department has re-examined the records of excavations that took … Continue reading

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Thirteenth-century Windows Sold in Paris

Two thirteenth-century windows attributed to the Dominican priory in Strasbourg have been acquired by the French state following their auction by Sotheby’s in Paris on 20 April 2012. The Betrayal [Fig. 1] sold for 156,750 EUR (including buyer’s premium), and … Continue reading

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Llanwarne Roundels Appeal

Parishioners in the tiny village of Llanwarne (Herefordshire) have launched a fund-raising appeal to help with the cost of restoring twenty-six Flemish roundels that were given to the church in 1901. The roundels feature some extremely rare subjects, including scenes … Continue reading

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Blickling Hall

Important windows, including panels from Steinfeld Abbey, have been cleaned and reinstated as part of a two-year campaign to restore the great hall of Blicking Hall (Norfolk), a mansion near Aylsham that was built in the seventeenth century and is … Continue reading

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Dr Dagmar Täube

After fifteen years at the Schnütgen Museum in Cologne, Dr Dagmar Täube has become the new Director of the Draiflessen Collection in Mettingen. During her time at the Schnütgen Museum, Dr Täube was responsible for curating the marvellous Rheinische Glasmalerei: … Continue reading

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Gothic Windows for Sale in Paris

Two mid-thirteenth-century panels said to have come from the former Dominican church of St Bartholomew in Strasbourg will be offered for sale at Sotheby’s in Paris on 20 April. The panels show the Kiss of Judas and the Crucifixion. Both … Continue reading

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