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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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St Mary’s Beauchamp Chapel Awarded £40,000 Grant for Repairs

The Beauchamp Chapel, St Mary’s, Warwick, has been awarded a grant from the National Churches Trust. The chapel, which boasts a glazing scheme understood to be the most expensive carried out in England in the fifteenth century, will receive a … Continue reading

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Rowan LeCompte

We are saddened to report the passing of renowned stained-glass artist Rowan LeCompte. Rowan LeCompte had over 70 years of stained-glass experience, and designed and installed more than 45 windows for the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, his first commission … Continue reading

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British CVMA Essex Update

Christopher Parkinson reports on his project to photograph all the stained glass of Essex for the British CVMA. The project was inspired by Kerry Ayre, author of Medieval English Figurative Roundels (CVMA (GB), Summary Catalogue 6, Oxford, 2002), who was … Continue reading

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Jean Chastellain Window for Sale in New York

Roger Rosewell reports. A large three-section panel of 16th-century stained glass depicting the Adoration of the Magi by the famous French painter Jean Chastellain and his workshop is among the highlights of a selling exhibition of medieval art which opens … Continue reading

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Medieval Rood Screens in East Anglia

A pilot project organized by the Church of England and the Hamilton Kerr Institute (University of Cambridge) to create a conservation plan for the 400 medieval painted rood screens in East Anglia has received £40,000 from the Headley Trust. The … Continue reading

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