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Northumberland Bestiary Now Available On Line

The Northumberland Bestiary, a book of drawings and texts of real and imaginary animals, can now be seen in digital form. The thirteenth-century book is among 10,000 works of art made available in high-resolution images without fees and restrictions by … Continue reading

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Robin Lunn

We are sad to report the death of stained-glass historian and lecturer, Robin Lunn, who passed away earlier this month aged 78, after suffering Motor Neurone Disease with valour and dignity. A much respected headmaster and educator in the south-west, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

As another year draws to a close, the Vidimus team would like to thank its readers and contributors for their continued support. Do keep in touch and let us know of any news you may have or anything you would … Continue reading

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Herkenrode Glass: Update

We reported in issue 84 that Lichfield Cathedral’s beautiful Herkenrode glass was being readied for reinstallation, and we can now bring you the news that installation is under way and going well. Plain glazing was installed in the window openings … Continue reading

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Exhibition Review: Light in the North: Modern Glass-Painters of York

Monika Adamczak reports. The art of staining and painting glass is a vibrant part of York’s culture, both past and present. Stained-glass panels can be admired almost everywhere in York, but the most popular perhaps are the medieval windows, particularly … Continue reading

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New Books

Véronique David, Michel Hérold et al., Vitrail, Ve-XXIe siècle, Éditions du Patrimoine, 2014 This book published last month explores the history of glass from the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century, highlighting the extraordinary vitality of this art throughout the … Continue reading

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Canterbury Cathedral on Television

A short new series covering a year in the life of Canterbury Cathedral will be shown on BBC2 this month. The producers had unparalleled access to the cathedral over the course of a year, and the series will take audiences … Continue reading

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Five-year Conservation Campaign Completed at Wells

Work has been completed on the spectacular Jesse Window at Wells Cathedral, marking the end of a monumental conservation project. The window, which dates from around 1340, is remarkably intact, having survived the English Civil War and the Second World … Continue reading

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Geoffrey Clarke

We are sad to report the death of Geoffrey Clarke RA (1924–2014), an artist and sculptor, whose work included glass and metalwork for the new Coventry Cathedral. Clarke worked in a wide range of media throughout his long career, and … Continue reading

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Top Prize for Dutch Corpus Vitrearum Volume

Zsuzsanna van Ruyven-Zeman’s Stained Glass in the Netherlands before 1795, the fourth volume of the Dutch Corpus Vitrearum, has been awarded the Karel van Mander prize by the Association of Dutch Art Historians [Fig. 1]. This most prestigious prize, awarded … Continue reading

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