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Successful Strachan Campaign

Campaigners have been successful in their efforts to preserve the visibility of a major window by the acclaimed Scottish artist Douglas Strachan (1875–1950) in St Andrew’s United Reformed Church, Frognal Lane, Hampstead, London. [Fig. 1] Following representations by members of … Continue reading

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Launch of the ‘Preedy Trail’

The work of the Victorian church architect and designer of stained glass Frederick Preedy (1820–98) has been celebrated by the launch of a ‘Preedy Trail’ covering ten Worcestershire churches. [Fig. 1] Free copies of the attractively produced leaflet, which includes … Continue reading

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Chetwode Glass

Concerns have been voiced about the possible impact of High Speed 2, the rail link between London and Birmingham, on the thirteenth-century glass at the Grade 1 listed church of St Mary and St Nicholas at Chetwode in Buckinghamshire. The … Continue reading

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Sintra Palace Study On Line

A study of the newly displayed collection of stained glass belonging to King Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (King Ferdinand II, 1816–85), consort king of Queen Maria II (1819–53), at Sintra palace in Portugal, has been made available online. Written by Nuno … Continue reading

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Gothic Ivory Sculpture Conference

A two-day conference entitled ‘Gothic Ivory Sculpture: old questions, new directions’ will be held in London on 23–24 March. The event is being organized by the Gothic Ivories Project and Research Forum at the Courtauld Institute of Art in collaboration … Continue reading

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New Research in Stained Glass Technique and Conservation

A seminar sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Glaziers, to be held in early March at the historic King’s Manor campus in the centre of York, will showcase recent research in stained glass technique and conservation. In particular, it will … Continue reading

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Herkenrode Lecture by Keith Barley

The well-known conservator, Keith Barley FMGP, will be speaking about Lichfield Cathedral’s magnificent sixteenth-century windows, formerly at the Cistercian abbey of Herkenrode, near Hasselt (Liége), in modern Belgium, at a special BSMGP lecture in London on March 9th. Painted between … Continue reading

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Exhibition of Gouda Cartoons

A new exhibition about the sixteenth- and seventeenth- century cartoons for the famous stained glass windows of the Sint-Janskerk in Gouda (Netherlands) has opened at the city museum and will run until 9 April.   Called ‘Sketches of Beauty’ it … Continue reading

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Splendour and Glory of the Middle Ages in Cologne

Magnificent stained glass windows are among 160 outstanding works of art on display in a spectacular new exhibition at the Schnütgen Museum in Cologne.  Unfortunately, GLANZ UND GRÖSSE DES MITTELALTERS will only run until February 26 so time is short … Continue reading

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New Study of Gothic Stained Glass at Reims Cathedral

The first major study of the important medieval glass at Reims Cathedral has been published. Written by the distinguished USA Corpus Vitrearum author, Professor Meredith Parsons Lillich, the book discusses the artists who made the windows, the theological functions of … Continue reading

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