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Launch of ‘Apocalypse: The Great East Window of York Minster’

The launch of Sarah Brown’s eagerly anticipated new volume Apocalypse: The Great East Window of York Minster [Fig. 1] took place earlier this month, with a large turnout attending the event held in York Minster’s north transept [Fig. 2]. Stained glass … Continue reading

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Fundraising for Chartres Stained-Glass Conservation

The American Friends of Chartres (AFC) has launched a crowd-funding campaign in the United States of America to help conserve and preserve thirteenth-century stained-glass windows in the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Chartres, France. The AFC, an organization established in 2005 … Continue reading

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Swansea Glass Workshops

The Architectural Glass Centre, the commercial arm of the Swansea School of Architectural Glass, is continuing its programme of glass-painting workshops/masterclasses with Jonathan Cooke in 2014. The next workshop, which is run over three and a half days, is planned … Continue reading

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CVMA Detective Work on Show

An exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum (Norfolk) of more than 200 pieces created between 2000 BC and 2013 that mark ‘the cultural impact of birds upon mankind’ includes a portrait of special significance to stained-glass historians. The painting shows an … Continue reading

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Future of Park Abbey Windows Unclear

As we go to press, the future ownership of some important early seventeenth-century windows executed by the French-born glass-painter Jean de Caumont (1580–1659) between 1635 and 1643 for the cloisters of Park Abbey in Heverlee, near Leuven (Belgium), and now … Continue reading

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Summer Events at the Stained Glass Museum

Annual Lecture Tickets are now available for the 2014 annual lecture and special tour, which will take place on Wednesday 23 July 2014, 5.30–7.30pm. The lecture is on stained glass in the British synagogue and will be given by Dr … Continue reading

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Window Damaged during Break-in at the Church of St Mary, Shrewsbury

A rare early seventeenth-century window depicting a scene from the Coronation of the Virgin has been broken during a break-in by thieves at the church of St Mary in Shrewsbury. First estimates suggest that it might cost up to £15,000 … Continue reading

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Norwich Church Celebrates Stained Glass Restoration

This month Christ Church, Eaton (Norwich, Norfolk) is celebrating the restoration of its stained-glass windows. As reported in Vidimus 68, the church launched a fund-raising campaign entitled ‘Be a Pane’, during which the community worked to raise the money needed … Continue reading

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The Wildman at Belsay

A new display that explores the mythical Wildman has opened at Belsay Hall, Northumberland. A part of European folklore since the medieval period, the Wildman – a creature from forests and mountain wildernesses on the edge of civilized society – … Continue reading

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Corpus Vitrearum 27th International Colloquium, York, 7–8 July 2014

A limited number of places are available for the two days of lecture sessions at the 27th International Colloquium of the Corpus Vitrearum, which take place at the Tempest Anderson Hall of the Yorkshire Museum on 7 and 8 July … Continue reading

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