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William Price Window Returned to Turner’s Hospital

Superb mid-eighteenth-century glass depicting the Adoration of the Magi flanked by portraits of Sir William Turner (1615–92) and his brother John has been reinstated in the east window of the chapel at Sir William Turner’s Almshouses, Kirkleatham, near Redcar. [Figs … Continue reading

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Seventeenth-century Painted Glass in Oxford

The first half of the seventeenth century saw a significant revival in glass-painting in England, related to new thinking concerning the appropriate way to adorn a church and a desire to create the ‘beauty of holiness’. An important weekend course … Continue reading

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Successful Strachan Campaign

Campaigners have been successful in their efforts to preserve the visibility of a major window by the acclaimed Scottish artist Douglas Strachan (1875–1950) in St Andrew’s United Reformed Church, Frognal Lane, Hampstead, London. [Fig. 1] Following representations by members of … Continue reading

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Launch of the ‘Preedy Trail’

The work of the Victorian church architect and designer of stained glass Frederick Preedy (1820–98) has been celebrated by the launch of a ‘Preedy Trail’ covering ten Worcestershire churches. [Fig. 1] Free copies of the attractively produced leaflet, which includes … Continue reading

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Chetwode Glass

Concerns have been voiced about the possible impact of High Speed 2, the rail link between London and Birmingham, on the thirteenth-century glass at the Grade 1 listed church of St Mary and St Nicholas at Chetwode in Buckinghamshire. The … Continue reading

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Sintra Palace Study On Line

A study of the newly displayed collection of stained glass belonging to King Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (King Ferdinand II, 1816–85), consort king of Queen Maria II (1819–53), at Sintra palace in Portugal, has been made available online. Written by Nuno … Continue reading

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Gothic Ivory Sculpture Conference

A two-day conference entitled ‘Gothic Ivory Sculpture: old questions, new directions’ will be held in London on 23–24 March. The event is being organized by the Gothic Ivories Project and Research Forum at the Courtauld Institute of Art in collaboration … Continue reading

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New Research in Stained Glass Technique and Conservation

A seminar sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers, to be held in early March at the historic King’s Manor campus in the centre of York, will showcase recent research in stained glass technique and conservation. In particular, it will … Continue reading

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Herkenrode Lecture by Keith Barley

The well-known conservator, Keith Barley FMGP, will be speaking about Lichfield Cathedral’s magnificent sixteenth-century windows, formerly at the Cistercian abbey of Herkenrode, near Hasselt (Liége), in modern Belgium, at a special BSMGP lecture in London on March 9th. Painted between … Continue reading

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Exhibition of Gouda Cartoons

A new exhibition about the sixteenth- and seventeenth- century cartoons for the famous stained glass windows of the Sint-Janskerk in Gouda (Netherlands) has opened at the city museum and will run until 9 April.   Called ‘Sketches of Beauty’ it … Continue reading

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