Category Archives: News

Frank Martin (1961–2014)

It is with great sadness that we must report the death of Prof. Dr. Frank Martin, formerly head of the German CVMA (Potsdam). Our first feature this month is an appreciation from CVMA colleagues in Germany that details the wide … Continue reading

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Lost Tours Cathedral Window Appears … and Disappears

Vidimus can report the tantalising glimpse, in a recent Sotheby’s catalogue, of a rare and important thirteenth-century window from Tours Cathedral. It appeared suddenly after a century of being thought lost, but was then withdrawn, at the owner’s request, from … Continue reading

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Preprints Volume of the 27th International Colloquium of the Corpus Vitrearum, ‘Word and Image’, now available

Copies of the preprints volume for the 27th International Colloquium of the Corpus Vitrearum, ‘Word and Image’, held in York, 7–11 July 2014, are now available to purchase.  This beautifully produced book, which features large colour illustrations, contains abstracts of … Continue reading

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Star Turn at Fairford

An audio guide voiced by actors including Alan Rickman, Joanna Lumley and Bill Nighy has been produced for visitors to the world-famous church of St Mary at Fairford (Gloucestershire), home to the most complete set of late medieval painted windows … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Museum Conservation Blog

After a successful fundraising campaign, The Stained Glass Museum in Ely purchased four stained-glass panels by Geoffrey Clark RA in January 2014. These panels date from 1949 and c.1965 and require minor conservation before they go on display at the … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Centre Autumn Lecture

The Stained Glass Centre’s Autumn Lecture will be given by Helen Whittaker, Creative Director of Barley Studios, and is entitled ‘Old Craft, New Art: An Artistic Journey’. Helen Whittaker has created many new stained-glass windows as well as conserving historic … Continue reading

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Keith New Celebrated in Cambridge

Keith New was one of a small number of British artists who made major contributions to stained glass in the decades immediately following the Second World War. He is best known as one of the three-man Royal College of Art … Continue reading

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27th International Colloquium of the Corpus Vitrearum: ‘Word and Image’, York, 7–11 July 2014

Katie Harrison reports The 27th Colloquium of the Corpus Vitrearum was hosted by the British CVMA in York at the beginning of July. The historic city provided the ideal setting for the international gathering of colleagues and friends to present … Continue reading

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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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