Category Archives: News

Herkenrode Glass: Watch this Space

Work has started this month on the preparations for the reinstallation of Lichfield Cathedral’s Herkenrode glass. Vidimus has followed the conservation of these exceptional panels, which formed part of a £3.7 million restoration project at the cathedral. The glass was … Continue reading

Posted in Issue 84, News | Comments Off

Call for Papers

The 20th Congress of the International Association for the History of Glass has been announced, and the call for papers issued. The congress will take place in Fribourg and Romont, Switzerland, Monday 7 – Friday 11 September 2015. It is … Continue reading

Posted in Issue 84, News | Comments Off

University of York Stained Glass Master Class Lecture

The autumn Stained Glass Master Class Lecture presented by the MA in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management and the Stained Glass Research Centre will take place on Thursday 13 November 2014 at 5.15pm, in the Philip Ratz Lecture Theatre, … Continue reading

Posted in Issue 84, News | Comments Off

Stained Glass Museum: New Blog Post

The newly launched blog of the Stained Glass Museum, ‘Through the Eyes of the Conservator’, has published a new post. As mentioned in our last issue, the blog follows the conservation of stained-glass panels by the artist Geoffrey Clarke. The … Continue reading

Posted in Issue 84, News | Comments Off

‘Old Craft, New Art: An Artistic Journey’: A Lecture by Helen Whittaker

Helen Whittaker, Creative Director and Artist/Designer to Barley Studio, York, recently gave a lecture at the Stained Glass Centre, York, entitled ‘Old Craft, New Art: An Artistic Journey’. With the historic church of St Martin-cum-Gregory providing an appropriate backdrop, Helen … Continue reading

Posted in Issue 84, News | Comments Off

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

Posted in Issue 83, News | Comments Off

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 It appeared suddenly after a century of being thought lost, but was then withdrawn, at the owner’s request, from … Continue reading

Posted in Issue 83, News | Comments Off

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

Posted in Issue 83, News | Comments Off

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

Posted in Issue 83, News | Comments Off

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

Posted in Issue 83, News | Comments Off