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Fund-Raising Concert for Winchester Cathedral Medieval Glass

A concert by the Band and Bugles of the Rifles Regiment will take place at Winchester Cathedral on 26 April as part of a final push to raise £800,000 for the preservation of medieval glass of ʻexceptional significanceʼ in the … Continue reading

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ʻAs you are, so was Iʼ: Medieval Memorials from East Anglia

An exhibition on medieval memorials is now on at St Peter Hungate Church, Princess Street, Norwich. The commemoration of the dead was a vital matter in medieval East Anglia. The affluent invested considerable sums in elaborate memorials, to proclaim their … Continue reading

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Spring Exhibition and Lecture at the Stained Glass Museum, Ely

Exhibition The Spring Exhibition at the Stained Glass Museum, Ely, is entitled ʻLeonard Walker: A Glass Worldʼ. The temporary exhibition, which runs from 17 March to 30 June 2014, features several stained-glass designs by Walker (1877–1964) alongside photographs of the … Continue reading

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On the Record: Learning from Churches and their Contents

The Cambridgeshire Historic Churches spring conference is entitled ʻOn the Record: Learning from Churches and their Contentsʼ, and will examine the records taken in the past and compare them with records still being compiled in churches today. The conference will … Continue reading

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Vitrocentre Romont websites now in English!

Readers will be pleased to know that the Vitrocentre Romont have updated their online presence and their websites can now be viewed in English.  They are online at  www.vitromusee.ch, www.vitrocentre.ch and www.vitrofestival.ch; access them for glass news, research, publications and … Continue reading

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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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