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Republication of The Chemical Technology of Glass (1913)

The Chemical Technology of Glass (1913) is an important book that critically discusses the state of glass science and technology almost exactly a century ago. The book was written by Eberhard Zschimmer (1873–1940), one of the first appropriately qualified applied … Continue reading

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The Icon Ceramics and Glass Group Conference

Booking is now open for the Icon Ceramics and Glass Group conference ʻTape and Spillage: Interventive Treatments in a Preventive Climateʼ. The conference will be held at the Kingʼs Manor, York, on 16–17 May 2014. A variety of visits has … Continue reading

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New Type of Glass Used in York Minster Restoration

A groundbreaking new ultraviolet-resistant glass will be fitted as part of the external protective glazing for the Great East Window of York Minister when it is reinstated in 2016. This will have a huge visual improvement on the final scheme, … Continue reading

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New Study on Nuremburg Glass Published

  The German CVMA has just published a ravishing new volume (X, 2 in its series), Die mittelalterlichen Glasmalereien in Nürnberg, Sebalder Stadtseite (‘The Medieval Stained Glass of Nuremberg, St Sebald Side’). The historic city of Nuremberg is extremely rich … Continue reading

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Cambridge Exhibition of French Medieval Manuscripts

A thirteenth-century manuscript telling the legendary story of the quest for the Holy Grail by King Arthur’s knights is one of the star attractions of a new exhibition in Cambridge focusing on the enormous cultural and historic impact of the … Continue reading

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CVMA Essex Update

Following on from my article in the last issue of Vidimus, I am pleased to report that images of stained glass and their associated metadata from over 90 locations in Essex are now available to view on the CVMA (GB) … Continue reading

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New Book on Medieval Wall Paintings

Many of the subjects depicted in medieval windows were also painted on church walls. They include images of Christ, stories of saints, and Christian pieties. Many such paintings complemented images in stained glass. A new and well-illustrated book on these … Continue reading

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University of York Spring Master-Class ‘Dealing with Loss: Ethical and technical approaches to restorations and the creation of infills’

The University of York MA in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management Spring Master-Class will be held on Saturday 1 March 2014. The master-class will focus on ethical and technical approaches to restorations and the creation of infills. Lectures will … Continue reading

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Windows from Canterbury Cathedral in New York Exhibition

  Six near-life-size figures from Canterbury Cathedral will be shown in the exhibition ‘Radiant Light: Stained Glass from Canterbury Cathedral’, opening 25 February at The Cloisters, a branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York devoted to the … Continue reading

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Protective Glazing at Trent Church

Plans have been announced to install protective glazing in the internationally important east window of the parish church of St Andrew in Dorset. The window includes examples of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century stained glass from Germany, Switzerland and elsewhere collected by … Continue reading

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