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Gothic Grandeur: Manuscript Illumination, 1200–1350 at the Getty Museum

A stunning two-part exhibition of manuscript illuminations from 1200-1350 has opened at the Getty Museum in California (USA). Running until 13 May it draws on the Museum’s own collections to show a variety of illustrated books ranging from scholastic university … Continue reading

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Medieval glass at Coventry Cathedral

A £1 million campaign has been launched by Coventry Cathedral to create a  display area for showing important fragments of medieval painted and stained glass. They will be shown in three underground crypts below the adjacent ruins of the former … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Alfred Fisher MBE

A veteran stained glass artist and conservator has been awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) in the New Years Honours list for his services to architectural stained glass.  Alf Fisher, who was also former stained glass advisor to English Heritage … Continue reading

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On-line journals: Peregrinations and Different Visions

The latest issue of Peregrinations, the Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture published by the International Society for the Study of Pilgrimage Art is now on-line here: http://peregrinations.kenyon.edu/ Feature articles include: Introduction: Saints & Geography, Margaret Cormack Saints of Medieval … Continue reading

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New Roundels book published

  The second volume of the Belgian CVMA’s outstanding series devoted to Silver-Stained Roundels and Unipartite Panels before the French Revolution
in Flanders has been published. Compiled by C.J. Berserik, and J Caen, it describes the silver-stained glass roundels and unipartite … Continue reading

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New Displays at ‘Ancestors of Christ’ Exhibition in Canterbury Cathedral

Details have been announced of the latest phases of Canterbury Cathedral’s rolling exhibition of important late twelfth- and early thirteenth-century figures from the south-west transept windows.   The figures originally filled the choir and trinity chapel clerestory windows and were … Continue reading

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Name that Roundel!

This month’s puzzle comes from the parish church of St Oswald at Malpas (Cheshire) [Fig. 1] The panel shows three figures. The figure on the left has his left arm raised. The man and woman on the right appear to … Continue reading

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Ford Madox Brown exhibition in Manchester

An important exhibition of the work of the Victorian Pre-Raphaelite artist and stained glass designer, Ford Madox Brown (1821 -1893), has opened at the Manchester Art Gallery in northern England. Madox Brown joined William Morris’s design company (Morris, Marshall, Faulkner … Continue reading

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Damage at Howden Minster

Two windows at Howden Minster (Yorks) containing fragments of fourteenth-century glass have been damaged by vandals. The police are investigating. The fragments include the arms of Antony Bec (c. 1245 – 1311), Bishop of Durham 1283-1311.

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Stained glass at Reims Cathedral

A major international conference will be held at Reims on October 21 and 22 to celebrate the 800th anniversary of this famous French Cathedral. Topics will include the art and architecture of the Cathedral with Professor Madeline Caviness, and Dr … Continue reading

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