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Cambridge Medieval Art Seminar Series: Craft, Process, Technique – Anglo-Saxon Sources of the Theological Windows at Canterbury Cathedral

As part of Cambridge University’s Medieval Art Seminar Series, a lecture will be given by Dr George Younge (University of York) on ‘Anglo-Saxon Sources of the Theological Windows at Canterbury Cathedral.’  The lecture is free and open to the public … Continue reading

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Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery – Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum

The V&A’s recently-opened exhibition showcases the dazzling skill of England’s medieval needle-workers, who, between the 12th and the 15th centuries, enjoyed an international reputation for the quality of their luxury embroideries, often referred to as ‘Opus Anglicanum’ (English work). Made … Continue reading

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Friends of Shrewsbury Museum Lecture: ‘David Evans of Shrewsbury and the Revival of Gothic Stained Glass’

Thursday, 17 November 2016, 3.30pm – 4.30pm. As part of a series of talks accompanying the exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery of the work of Margaret Rope, one of the greatest stained-glass artists of the early twentieth century, … Continue reading

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Burrell Collection Closes for Four-year Makeover

Glasgow’s Burrell Collection has closed its doors and is expected to reopen after a major redevelopment in 2020.  Comprising more than 8,000 pieces, the collection, given to Glasgow by Sir William Burrell in 1944, is regarded as one of the … Continue reading

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Lecture: Light, Space and Time: The History of Stained Glass, a personal view by Brian Clarke

Thursday, 3 November 2016, 7pm, Salisbury Cathedral. The so-called ‘rock star’ of stained glass, Clarke is the creator of some of the world’s most prominent stained glass.  He works in a variety of media, and his work can be found … Continue reading

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Theft of Renaissance Glass

A rare panel of English Renaissance glass dating from the 1530s and depicting the prophet Ezekiel has been stolen from Withcote Chapel in Leicestershire [fig. 1]. According to the police, the theft occurred between 24 and 30 July. A spokesman … Continue reading

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Canterbury Cathedral’s Great South Window Conserved

Conservation of the Great South Window of Canterbury Cathedral has been completed, and the stained glass – some of the cathedral’s most important medieval panels, depicting the Ancestors of Christ – is being reinstalled. …. The perpendicular Gothic window measures … Continue reading

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Last Chance to Buy Stained Glass in the Netherlands before 1795

Through its comprehensive overview of all stained glass in public buildings in the Netherlands, the monumental fourth volume of the Dutch Corpus Vitrearum, published in two volumes in 2011, provides the first English-language history of the medium in the country. … Continue reading

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ICON Stained Glass Group AGM and Conference 2016, Canterbury

This year’s ICON AGM, which took place 1–3 September, was kindly hosted by the stained-glass team at Canterbury Cathedral. With its newly restored south window, skilfully reconstructed after reaching a point of imminent disaster, Canterbury Cathedral was the perfect location … Continue reading

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Gilded Light Exhibition by Sam Fogg

July is traditionally the high-point of the London art world’s year, with high-price auctions and spectacular art fairs. This year, there was an added bonus for stained-glass enthusiasts when London-based dealer Sam Fogg mounted an important selling exhibition of thirty-seven … Continue reading

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