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Birtsmorton Appeal: An Update

In April 2017 (see Vidimus 109), we raised awareness of an urgent appeal to raise more than £25,000 needed to conserve the beautiful and nationally significant fourteenth-century window glass at the church of St Thomas of Canterbury at Birtsmorton (Worcs.). … Continue reading

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Keith New: British Modernist in Stained Glass by Diana Coulter and Robert Smith: Publication Discount and Book Launch

Further to last month’s pre-publication announcement of Diana Coulter and Robert Smith’s volume on Keith New: British Modernist in Stained Glass, we are happy to announce that this work is now available to order at a 10% discount until the … Continue reading

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Norwich Historic Churches Trust: 2018 Programme

The Norwich Historic Churches Trust’s Centre for Parish Church Studies (CPCS) has launched its programme of events for 2018. Established to explore all aspects of parish churches, including historical, social, archaeological, architectural and liturgical, on both local and national levels, … Continue reading

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University of York Spring Master Class

On Saturday, 3rd March, 2018, the University of York’s MA in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management will hold its Spring Master Class. Following the theme of Collectors and Collections, speakers will include Dr Ute Bed-narz (CVMA Potsdam), Anna Eavis … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Museum: Temporary Closure

The Stained Glass Museum will be closed to the public from Monday 5th – Friday 30th March 2018 due to restoration work taking place to the south nave aisle.

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Forthcoming Publication: Keith New: British Modernist in Stained Glass by Diana Coulter and Robert Smith

Keith New (1926-2012) was a pioneering British modernist stained glass artist in the 1950s and 1960s, yet this volume, by Diana Coulter and Robert Smith, is the first mono-graph devoted to his work. Divided into two parts, the first examines … Continue reading

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Musée de Cluny – Grand Palais, Paris Exhibition

The Musée de Cluny, in collaboration with Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, is cur-rently presenting, “Le Verre, un Moyen Âge inventif”: an exhibition to illustrate the growth and excellence of the medieval art. Recognising that, in the Middle Ages, glass … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Medieval York: Capital of the North at the Yorkshire Museum

From the fifth century onwards, for more than a thousand years, York ruled the North and rivalled any city as the capital of religion, royal power, commerce, art, conflict and wealth until the Tudor period. After a year in the … Continue reading

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Westminster Abbey helps shine light on Stained Glass Myth

In the January 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society, John Mauro, a researcher at Penn State University reports on his latest findings, inspired by a visit to Westminster Abbey, during which its surviving stained glass sparked … Continue reading

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Seeing Past and Present in the Glazed Cloister of Park Abbey (1635-1644)

Monday 15 January 2018, 4.30pm Professor Ellen Shortell (Massachusetts College of Art and Design) The architecture of a monastic cloister offers a particular spatial arrangement for the display of images, whether in sculpture, painting, or stained glass. The closter space … Continue reading

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