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Fifteenth-Century Order of the Angel Panels Acquired by the Stained Glass Museum

In November 2015, the Stained Glass Museum purchased two rare medieval stained-glass panels depicting the Virtues and Principalities from a sale at Bonhams in London [Figs 1–2]. These late fifteenth-century panels were purchased with the help of the Arts Council … Continue reading

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Margaret Agnes Rope Exhibition at Shrewsbury Museum

The first exhibition dedicated exclusively to the life and works of Shrewsbury stained-glass artist Margaret Agnes Rope (1882–1953) will run at Shrewsbury Museum from September 2016 to January 2017. Rope’s work can be seen in over forty churches across four … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Museum Events and News

2016 Study Weekend in Essex: Thursday 21 – Sunday 24 April 2016 The study weekend will be based in the historic town of Colchester, and there will be visits to various sites to see a range of stained glass spanning … Continue reading

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The Art and Science of Nineteenth-Century Stained Glass: Conference in Oxford, 22–23 April 2016

The remarkable revival of the art of stained glass in the nineteenth century sprang from the convergence of renewed interest in an ancient art form with modern science. While nineteenth-century stained glass has been the subject of an increasing number … Continue reading

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Winter Events at the Stained Glass Centre, York

Book Sale: Friday, 29 January 2016, 10am – 3pm Those who are not free over the weekend will have a chance to snaffle some brilliant books on stained glass, art, architecture and history from the collections of Peter Gibson and … Continue reading

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Awards from the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass

The aim of all the Glaziers’ Company’s awards is to raise the standards of work within the craft, particularly in the UK, by offering additional learning experiences to enhance the skills of potential workers. Work Placement Awards 2016–17 For the … Continue reading

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Discoveries and Puzzles at Thorney Abbey Church

Tantalizing discoveries about the provenance of six panels German glass of c.1450 installed in the easternmost north and south nave windows of Thorney Abbey Church (Cambridgeshire), dedicated to St Mary and St Botolph, have been made after the glass was … Continue reading

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CVMA (GB) Picture Archive: Essex Update

Christopher Parkinson reports. A very large second batch of images of stained glass from Essex has recently been uploaded to the CVMA Picture Archive, covering the glazing of forty-four churches I visited during 2014. Apart from the medieval glass, all … Continue reading

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Successful Harlaxton Symposium

July’s 2015 Harlaxton Medieval Symposium contained much of interest to stained-glass historians. Apart from papers by Professor Richard Marks, Sarah Brown and Nicholas Rogers specifically about aspects of pre-Reformation glazing schemes (see Vidimus 92), other speakers at the event also … Continue reading

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Job Opportunity at Lincoln

Lincoln Cathedral Works Department is seeking to appoint an additional member of staff who is skilled in working on historical and architectural stained glass. The glazing department is a small team dedicated to the care and maintenance of the large … Continue reading

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