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Eva Frodl-Kraft (1916-2011): a tribute by Richard Marks

It is with great regret that we announce the death on 1 May of Professor Eva Frodl-Kraft, one of the founders of the Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi project and a medieval art historian of international renown. Born in Vienna, Eva … Continue reading

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Discovering Medieval Stained Glass in Nottinghamshire

A medieval stained glass trail for Nottinghamshire churches has been published by the excellent Southwell & Nottingham Diocese Church History Project. The trail involves a journey of thirty-seven miles, visiting seven churches with important remains of medieval glass ranging from … Continue reading

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Medieval Vogue in New York

A new exhibition with plenty of interest to historians of stained glass has opened at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York. Illuminating Fashion: Dress in the Art of Medieval France and the Netherlands uses manuscript illuminations and four … Continue reading

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Relics and Reliquaries at the British Museum

A major exhibition focusing on the spiritual and artistic significance of Christian relics and reliquaries in medieval Europe will open at the British Museum on 23 June and run until 9 October. Sacred items related to Christ or the saints … Continue reading

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Durer Exhibition in Scotland

An exhibition of Albrecht Dürer prints has opened at the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh. Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) was probably the most important artist of the Northern Renaissance. His output included designs for stained glass. The exhibition shows a … Continue reading

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New Zealand earthquake

A New Zealand photographer is raising funds for the rebuilding of Christchurch Cathedral which was largely destroyed in a recent earthquake. Amazingly detailed images of around thirty windows, taken with advanced photogrammetric techniques that can record windows in 3D with … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Workshops in York

A new programme of workshops is planned for the Stained Glass Centre, Church of St. Martin cum Gregory, Micklegate, York: Stained glass cutting, painting and leading workshop Saturday 16 July- Sunday 17 July 2011, 10.30am-4.30pm on each day In this … Continue reading

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Name that Roundel!

This month’s puzzle depicts a seated figure of the Virgin Mary and the Christ child in front a kneeling man [Fig. 5]. The Virgin Mary is squeezing her right breast as if she is suckling the naked child. The kneeling … Continue reading

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The Glaziers’ Trust

The Glaziers’ Trust – one of Vidimus‘s most generous supporters – is part of The Worshipful Company of Glaziers, one of the City Livery Companies. Here Susan Mathews, Secretary to the Trust, describes its work. The Trust is delighted to … Continue reading

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Castell Coch Secures William Burges Stained Glass

Following recent news stories in Vidimus, two extremely rare stained glass panels designed by the nineteenth-century architect William Burges (1827–1881) have now been bought by Cadw, the Welsh Assembly Government’s historic environment service. The cost was £125,000. The panels were … Continue reading

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