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Wenlok Jug Stolen from Stockwood Discovery Centre

A nationally significant bronze medieval jug has been stolen from a Bedfordshire museum [Fig. 1]. The Wenlok jug was taken from the Stockwood Discovery Centre in Luton at about 11pm on Saturday 12 May. Director of Museums, Karen Perkins, called … Continue reading

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Anglo-Saxon Window Glass Discovered at Glastonbury Abbey (Somerset)

New research led by the University of Reading has revealed that finds at Glastonbury Abbey provide the earliest archaeological evidence for glass-making in Britain. Professor Roberta Gilchrist of the university’s archaeology department has re-examined the records of excavations that took … Continue reading

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Thirteenth-century Windows Sold in Paris

Two thirteenth-century windows attributed to the Dominican priory in Strasbourg have been acquired by the French state following their auction by Sotheby’s in Paris on 20 April 2012. The Betrayal [Fig. 1] sold for 156,750 EUR (including buyer’s premium), and … Continue reading

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Llanwarne Roundels Appeal

Parishioners in the tiny village of Llanwarne (Herefordshire) have launched a fund-raising appeal to help with the cost of restoring twenty-six Flemish roundels that were given to the church in 1901. The roundels feature some extremely rare subjects, including scenes … Continue reading

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Blickling Hall

Important windows, including panels from Steinfeld Abbey, have been cleaned and reinstated as part of a two-year campaign to restore the great hall of Blicking Hall (Norfolk), a mansion near Aylsham that was built in the seventeenth century and is … Continue reading

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Dr Dagmar Täube

After fifteen years at the Schnütgen Museum in Cologne, Dr Dagmar Täube has become the new Director of the Draiflessen Collection in Mettingen. During her time at the Schnütgen Museum, Dr Täube was responsible for curating the marvellous Rheinische Glasmalerei: … Continue reading

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Gothic Windows for Sale in Paris

Two mid-thirteenth-century panels said to have come from the former Dominican church of St Bartholomew in Strasbourg will be offered for sale at Sotheby’s in Paris on 20 April. The panels show the Kiss of Judas and the Crucifixion. Both … Continue reading

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Lincoln Cathedral Stained Glass – Special Offer for Vidimus Readers

A new book on the stained glass of Lincoln Cathedral will be published in the autumn, and Vidimus readers can receive a third off the retail price if they pre-subscribe. The contributors include CVMA author Professor Nigel Morgan, who will … Continue reading

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Keith New (1926–2012)

Almost fifty years after the rebuilt Coventry Cathedral was consecrated by the Queen, the death has been announced of one of the stained-glass artists whose contribution to its rebirth remains one of the highlights of any visit. Keith New (Hon … Continue reading

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Sarah Brown Lecture

Sarah Brown, chairman of the CVMA (GB), will be speaking at the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass on 16 April, when the subject of her lecture will be the stained glass of León Cathedral. For further information, … Continue reading

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