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Petition to stop the Government reclassifying craft as non-creative!

A British government proposal will see craft no longer classed as part of the creative industries. Removing craftspeople from the category of creative industries could have potentially huge implications for funding of the crafts, as well as an impact on small … Continue reading

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Friday 7 June: Study Day and Picnic: Stained Glass along the Norfolk and Suffolk border

The Stained Glass Museum is holding a Study Day and Picnic on Friday 7 June. Departing from Ely at 9.30am, the visit will include four churches along the Norfolk and Suffolk border, all of which have splendid stained glass windows, … Continue reading

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Vale Abbey Glass Displayed at Chester

Fragments of fourteenth-century stained glass found during excavations in 1958 from Vale Royal Abbey (Cheshire), a Cistercian monastery built in 1277, are among the items on display in a new exhibition at the Grosvenor Museum in Chester. They may have … Continue reading

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The Cloisters Museum, New York: Videos

Home to an outstanding collection of medieval stained glass, The Cloisters Museum in New York has released a number of films as part of the celebration of its 75th anniversary. These films include clips of the construction of The Cloisters; … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Summer Workshops at St Martin-cum-Gregory, York

The stained glass centre at St Martin-cum-Gregory in Micklegate, York, is offering four workshop days, which will be led by designer Ann Sotheran, on 18 May, and 1, 2 and 22 June. Two different workshops are available, and each workshop … Continue reading

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Guided Tours of York Churches

The Stained Glass Centre will be running a series of guided tours of churches in the centre of York this summer, focusing on the wealth of medieval, Victorian and modern stained glass in the city. Each tour will be led … Continue reading

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Plea for Information about Stained Glass in Wales

Alun Adams of the Swansea School of Glass at Swansea Metropolitan University, is calling for help to record the stained glass of Wales. A project to photograph and record Welsh stained glass has been under way for several years now, … Continue reading

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The Church of St Nicholas and the Village of Radford Semele: Film Project

The church of St Nicholas, Radford Semele, was devastated by fire in 2008, as reported in Vidimus 17 and 20. The church’s windows were largely of nineteenth-century date, including glass probably by Hardmans of Birmingham and Powells of Whitefriars; it … Continue reading

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Society of Glass Technology Glass Training Day and Furnace Solutions

The Society of Glass Technology Glass Training Day and Furnace Solutions will be held on 5–6 June 2013. The training day will take place on 5 June and should be of interest to anyone associated with furnace operation, maintenance and … Continue reading

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New Conservation Project Under Way at The Burrell Collection

Stained glass conservators at the Burrell Collection in Glasgow have started an important project, and are blogging about it! Senior Conservator Marie Stumpff has been awarded a fellowship that will enable her to focus on research into and conservation of … Continue reading

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