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Annual Clarendon Lecture 2017: Professor Christopher Norton, ‘Clarendon, Salisbury and Medieval Floor Tiles in Wessex’

Thursday, 19th October, 6.30 for 7.00pm Sarum College, Salisbury Cathedral Close Painted and stained glass was only one component of the decoration of medieval churches and palaces. Others artworks included caved woodwork, painted walls and colourful floor tiles. British CVMA … Continue reading

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Digital Exhibition Launch: Remembering the Reformation

28th September, Lambeth Palace, London The English Reformation had profound, and often disastrous, consequences for medieval stained glass. Initially, depictions of St Thomas Becket were destroyed; next the windows of monasteries were broken, finally there was a broad onslaught against … Continue reading

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Innovative project launched to preserve the stained glass of York Minster

York Minster houses the UK’s largest and arguably most impressive collection of medieval stained glass (fig. 1), dating back as early as the 12th century. Yet, currently, more than half of its 128 irreplaceable windows are fitted with no form … Continue reading

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York Glaziers Trust reaches its 50th Anniversary

On July 20th, York Glaziers Trust (YGT) celebrated 50 years of conserving and caring for York Minster’s world-famous stained glass, as well as historic stained glass from across the UK. Over the last half-century, YGT has played a key role … Continue reading

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A Look Ahead: Autumn Lecture Series Announced

For those who like to plan their diaries well in advance, a preview of a number of recently announced Autumn lectures. The Stained Glass Museum Weekly, from Wednesday, 13th September, 2pm, Ely Cathedral Education & Conference Centre, Palace Green, Ely. … Continue reading

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Fears about the Burrell

Fears have been raised about how the Burrell Collection’s outstanding collection of medieval stained glass will be displayed after a planned redesign of the famous Glasgow-based museum (fig.1). The museum has been closed to the public since 2016 for a … Continue reading

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Hailes Abbey Revealed: New Museum at Cotswold Beauty Spot Reveals Monastery’s Hidden Stories

English Heritage’s new museum telling the dramatic story of the Cotswold abbey that was once one of England’s most important pilgrim destinations will open to the public on 30 June. Hailes Abbey, near Winchcombe in Gloucestershire, was founded by Earl … Continue reading

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St Nicholas Remembered

Up to ten thousand people attended a special service at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow on Sunday, May 21st to celebrate the arrival, on a two-month loan, of a four-inch piece of rib bone said to have … Continue reading

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Most Wanted

A research student asks if readers have seen similar designs elsewhere to the fourteenth-century tracery light glass at the parish church of St Mary, at Cogges, Oxfordshire, shown below. According to the CVMA author, Peter Newton, the design is both … Continue reading

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Illuminating Women in the Medieval World

A new exhibition focusing on medieval women as depicted in medieval manuscripts has opened at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, USA. Although inevitably slanted towards religious imagery, the exhibition includes a variety of depictions of medieval women ranging from … Continue reading

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