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85th Anniversary of the First Exhibition of Stained-Glass Photography

This month marks the eighty-fifth anniversary of the first photographic exhibition in England devoted to stained glass [Fig. 1]. It was held between 3rd and 27th December 1927 at the then offices of the Royal Photographic Society, in Russell Square, … Continue reading

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New Light on Medieval Stained Glass

Vidimus readers are invited to the inaugural lecture by Professor Ian Freestone at University College London on 12 March 2013 [Fig. 1]. Together with colleagues based in York and Cardiff, Professor Freestone has recently completed a major programme of scientific … Continue reading

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Orb of Glass

A giant metallic orb displaying five newly-conserved glass panels from the East Window of York Minster has been unveiled to visitors [Fig. 1]. The orb, which is 33ft (10m) wide and 10ft (3m) tall, forms a new gallery reflecting the … Continue reading

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Places of Worship in the British Isles, 1350–1550

An interesting weekend course on ‘Places of Worship in the British Isles, 1350-1550’ will be held in Oxford between Friday 4 and Sunday 6 January 2013. The late middle ages saw the flowering of a distinctive religious culture expressed in … Continue reading

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Mayer Windows Found

Three windows by Mayer & Co. of Munich, previously thought lost, have been found at Bolligen, near Berne in Switzerland. The glass was made for the three choir windows of the protestant church at Bolligen. They are not dated, but … Continue reading

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Christmas Gift Ideas

Short of ideas for Christmas presents? Two recently published books by Vidimus’s own news editor, Roger Rosewell, might fit the bill perfectly. Stained Glass is a widely praised and beautifully illustrated eighty-eight page history of stained glass in England from … Continue reading

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OBITUARY: RÜDIGER BECKSMANN (1939-2012)

With the death of Professor Dr. Rüdiger Becksmann on the 19 May the world of stained glass scholarship has lost one of its most eminent figures. After studying history of art together with classical and Christian archaeology at the universities … Continue reading

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New Curator Appointed for the Stained Glass Museum, Ely

Vidimus is delighted to report that Jasmine Allen has been appointed Curator of the Stained Glass Museum in Ely, and will take up her post in March 2013. Jasmine completed her undergraduate studies in the History of Art Department at … Continue reading

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Update on the Herkenrode Windows at Lichfield Cathedral

The conservation of the important sixteenth-century created for the abbey of Herkenrode (near Hasselt, Liège, in present-day Belgium) in the 1530s and installed in the Lady Chapel of Lichfield Cathedral since 1806 is approaching the half-way stage. Conservators at Barley … Continue reading

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Corpus Vitrearum XXVI International Colloquium in Vienna, 10–14 September 2012

Every two years the Corpus Vitrearum holds an international colloquium in a different country to allow members to give and hear lectures, to exchange new information and discoveries, to meet and discuss informally, and to visit sites with important stained … Continue reading

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