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News from The Stained Glass Centre and St Martin cum Gregory

On Saturday, 22 November The Stained Glass Centre launched its first exhibition, ‘Light in the North: Modern Glass-Painters of York’, showcasing work by the York artists Harry Stammers (1902–1969), Harry Harvey (1922–2011), Sep Waugh [Fig. 1], Ann Sotheran and Helen Whittaker. … Continue reading

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Stained Glass on Paper at the V&A

A group of cataloguers, photographers, curators and volunteers at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, have published two interesting blog posts on cartoons for stained glass. The group, nicknamed ‘the Factory’, are in the process of working through the stored … Continue reading

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Stained-Glass Records at the Corning Museum

The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY, is also examining its collection of paper documents relating to stained glass. The museum holds a vast collection of documents from 19th-century glass companies in London, and is beginning a programme of unfurling … Continue reading

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Herkenrode Glass: Watch this Space

Work has started this month on the preparations for the reinstallation of Lichfield Cathedral’s Herkenrode glass. Vidimus has followed the conservation of these exceptional panels, which formed part of a £3.7 million restoration project at the cathedral. The glass was … Continue reading

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Call for Papers

The 20th Congress of the International Association for the History of Glass has been announced, and the call for papers issued. The congress will take place in Fribourg and Romont, Switzerland, Monday 7 – Friday 11 September 2015. It is … Continue reading

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University of York Stained Glass Master Class Lecture

The autumn Stained Glass Master Class Lecture presented by the MA in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management and the Stained Glass Research Centre will take place on Thursday 13 November 2014 at 5.15pm, in the Philip Ratz Lecture Theatre, … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Museum: New Blog Post

The newly launched blog of the Stained Glass Museum, ‘Through the Eyes of the Conservator’, has published a new post. As mentioned in our last issue, the blog follows the conservation of stained-glass panels by the artist Geoffrey Clarke. The … Continue reading

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‘Old Craft, New Art: An Artistic Journey’: A Lecture by Helen Whittaker

Helen Whittaker, Creative Director and Artist/Designer to Barley Studio, York, recently gave a lecture at the Stained Glass Centre, York, entitled ‘Old Craft, New Art: An Artistic Journey’. With the historic church of St Martin-cum-Gregory providing an appropriate backdrop, Helen … Continue reading

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Frank Martin (1961–2014)

It is with great sadness that we must report the death of Prof. Dr. Frank Martin, formerly head of the German CVMA (Potsdam). Our first feature this month is an appreciation from CVMA colleagues in Germany that details the wide … Continue reading

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Lost Tours Cathedral Window Appears … and Disappears

Vidimus can report the tantalising glimpse, in a recent Sotheby’s catalogue, of a rare and important thirteenth-century window from Tours Cathedral. It appeared suddenly after a century of being thought lost, but was then withdrawn, at the owner’s request, from … Continue reading

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