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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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Splendour and Glory of the Middle Ages in Cologne

Magnificent stained glass windows are among 160 outstanding works of art on display in a spectacular new exhibition at the Schnütgen Museum in Cologne.  Unfortunately, GLANZ UND GRÖSSE DES MITTELALTERS will only run until February 26 so time is short … Continue reading

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New Study of Gothic Stained Glass at Reims Cathedral

The first major study of the important medieval glass at Reims Cathedral has been published. Written by the distinguished USA Corpus Vitrearum author, Professor Meredith Parsons Lillich, the book discusses the artists who made the windows, the theological functions of … Continue reading

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Gothic Grandeur: Manuscript Illumination, 1200–1350 at the Getty Museum

A stunning two-part exhibition of manuscript illuminations from 1200-1350 has opened at the Getty Museum in California (USA). Running until 13 May it draws on the Museum’s own collections to show a variety of illustrated books ranging from scholastic university … Continue reading

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Medieval glass at Coventry Cathedral

A £1 million campaign has been launched by Coventry Cathedral to create a  display area for showing important fragments of medieval painted and stained glass. They will be shown in three underground crypts below the adjacent ruins of the former … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Alfred Fisher MBE

A veteran stained glass artist and conservator has been awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) in the New Years Honours list for his services to architectural stained glass.  Alf Fisher, who was also former stained glass advisor to English Heritage … Continue reading

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