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Christmas Gift Ideas

Short of ideas for Christmas presents? Two recently published books by Vidimus’s own news editor, Roger Rosewell, might fit the bill perfectly. Stained Glass is a widely praised and beautifully illustrated eighty-eight page history of stained glass in England from … Continue reading

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OBITUARY: RÜDIGER BECKSMANN (1939-2012)

With the death of Professor Dr. Rüdiger Becksmann on the 19 May the world of stained glass scholarship has lost one of its most eminent figures. After studying history of art together with classical and Christian archaeology at the universities … Continue reading

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New Curator Appointed for the Stained Glass Museum, Ely

Vidimus is delighted to report that Jasmine Allen has been appointed Curator of the Stained Glass Museum in Ely, and will take up her post in March 2013. Jasmine completed her undergraduate studies in the History of Art Department at … Continue reading

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Update on the Herkenrode Windows at Lichfield Cathedral

The conservation of the important sixteenth-century created for the abbey of Herkenrode (near Hasselt, Liège, in present-day Belgium) in the 1530s and installed in the Lady Chapel of Lichfield Cathedral since 1806 is approaching the half-way stage. Conservators at Barley … Continue reading

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Corpus Vitrearum XXVI International Colloquium in Vienna, 10–14 September 2012

Every two years the Corpus Vitrearum holds an international colloquium in a different country to allow members to give and hear lectures, to exchange new information and discoveries, to meet and discuss informally, and to visit sites with important stained … Continue reading

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News from the British CVMA

The CVMA (GB) website has recently been updated to reflect recent developments nationally and internationally. Scholarship in the field of stained glass continues apace across the world, as was evident from the many announcements concerning recent publications made at the … Continue reading

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New Curator Sought for the Ely Stained Glass Museum

The Stained Glass Museum based at Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire is seeking a new Curator. Founded in 1972, the museum houses one of the most important collections of stained glass in Britain and in 2010–11 had almost 16,000 visitors. It … Continue reading

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New Exhibition in Coventry

  A new exhibition featuring medieval glass from the pre-Second World War Coventry Cathedral will open on 6 August at the city’s Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Jordan Well. Called Faces in Glass Live it features some of the … Continue reading

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New Shire Book on Stained Glass

  A new history of stained glass in English churches has been published in the popular Shire Books series. Written by own indefatigable News Editor, Roger Rosewell, the book traces the history of stained glass from its origins in Anglo-Saxon … Continue reading

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Stained Glass from Chicksands Priory

Chicksands Priory in Bedfordshire was founded as a Gilbertine house in c.1150. It is one of the best surviving examples of thirteenth-century monastic architecture in England and is certainly one of the few such structures that are still occupied. The … Continue reading

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