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New Zealand earthquake

A New Zealand photographer is raising funds for the rebuilding of Christchurch Cathedral which was largely destroyed in a recent earthquake. Amazingly detailed images of around thirty windows, taken with advanced photogrammetric techniques that can record windows in 3D with … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Workshops in York

A new programme of workshops is planned for the Stained Glass Centre, Church of St. Martin cum Gregory, Micklegate, York: Stained glass cutting, painting and leading workshop Saturday 16 July- Sunday 17 July 2011, 10.30am-4.30pm on each day In this … Continue reading

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Name that Roundel!

This month’s puzzle depicts a seated figure of the Virgin Mary and the Christ child in front a kneeling man [Fig. 5]. The Virgin Mary is squeezing her right breast as if she is suckling the naked child. The kneeling … Continue reading

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The Glaziers’ Trust

The Glaziers’ Trust – one of Vidimus‘s most generous supporters – is part of The Worshipful Company of Glaziers, one of the City Livery Companies. Here Susan Mathews, Secretary to the Trust, describes its work. The Trust is delighted to … Continue reading

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Castell Coch Secures William Burges Stained Glass

Following recent news stories in Vidimus, two extremely rare stained glass panels designed by the nineteenth-century architect William Burges (1827–1881) have now been bought by Cadw, the Welsh Assembly Government’s historic environment service. The cost was £125,000. The panels were … Continue reading

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New Director for Victoria & Albert Museum

The Trustees of the Victoria and Albert Museum have appointed Professor Martin Roth to replace Sir Mark Jones who is leaving in June to become Master of St Cross College, Oxford. Professor Roth is currently Director General of the Dresden … Continue reading

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Death of Lawrence Lee

The acclaimed stained glass artist and author, Lawrence Lee, FBSMGP, has died after a short illness. He was 101. Perhaps best known for his windows at Coventry cathedral, an account of Lawrence’s life and career can be read in Vidimus … Continue reading

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Art and Architecture of Parish Churches Website: Special Vidimus Offer

Readers of Vidimus have been offered special access to an archive that aims to provide a detailed photographic record of all of the rural parish churches in England. The archive is the work of the architectural photographer and occasional contributor … Continue reading

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Monastic Art before the Reformation

An international conference looking at the art of the religious orders in late medieval England will be held at the Courtauld Institute in London on the 17 May. Recent scholarship has challenged the traditional consensus of a decline among the … Continue reading

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Stained Glass in Wales: 10 June

A one-day forum on stained glass in Wales will be held at the Welsh School of Architectural Glass, Swansea Metropolitan University, on 10 June. The morning session will discuss historical glass; the afternoon will be spent looking at modern glass … Continue reading

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