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Stained Glass from Syon Abbey

An important new book has been published to coincide with the 600th anniversary of the founding of Syon Abbey, the only monastery of the Brigittine Order to be established in England before the Reformation and, by the time of its … Continue reading

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Important Stained Glass Sold at London Auction

Stained glass from an important private collection of Gothic art in Switzerland attracted competitive bidding at Christie’s London saleroom on 8 July. Three lots of stained glass were offered. The most important was an early fourteenth-century Austrian panel depicting St … Continue reading

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The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS): 9th Forum for the Conservation and Technology of Historic Stained Glass

Review by Katie Harrison The International Council on Monuments and Sites’ (ICOMOS) 9th Forum for the Conservation and Technology of Historic Stained Glass was held in Paris 8–10 July. The forum, Stained-glass: How to Take Care of a Fragile Heritage?, … Continue reading

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Arts and Crafts Stained Glass – A Short Film

To celebrate the publication of Peter Cormack’s Arts and Crafts Stained Glass (see Vidimus 92), a short film has been produced by Yale University Press. The film follows Cormack as he explores the art of stained glass, from the treasures … Continue reading

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Icon Stained Glass Group AGM and Conference Working with the Evidence: Researching, Recording, Retaining, Removing Evidence of Earlier Intervention

17–18 September 2015, The Burrell Collection, Glasgow Almost all stained-glass panels bear evidence of alteration, restoration and earlier intervention. The careful observation, recording and interpretation through research of these layers of history is integral to the work of the conservator. … Continue reading

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New Sam Fogg Website

The London-based medieval art dealer Sam Fogg has a new website. It features images of a variety of stained-glass panels from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, including roundels and single figures. Particularly notable are three panels of c.1530 from the … Continue reading

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Jewels of Light: Creation, Preservation, Appreciation of Stained Glass

Elizabeth Dent, who holds an MA in Stained Glass Conservation & Heritage Management from the University of York, where she was a Samuel H. Kress Fellow, and now works within the Office of the Director at the National Gallery of … Continue reading

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Keith Barley Awarded the MBE

Barley Studio is delighted to announce that its founder and managing director, Keith Barley, has recently been created MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) ‘for services to cultural restoration and conservation’ in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, … Continue reading

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Work Begins on Reinstalling York Minster’s Great East Window

Work has begun this month on the reinstallation of the conserved tracery panels of the Great East Window of York Minster – starting, appropriately, with God the Father. The panel has been returned to the apex of the window seven … Continue reading

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Summer Events

This year there are plenty of events of interest to Vidimus readers to accompany the good weather. 15 July: Bishops, Kings and Saints in Early Medieval Winchester An important lecture by Sarah Foot about how Winchester became not just the … Continue reading

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