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Future of Park Abbey Windows Unclear

As we go to press, the future ownership of some important early seventeenth-century windows executed by the French-born glass-painter Jean de Caumont (1580–1659) between 1635 and 1643 for the cloisters of Park Abbey in Heverlee, near Leuven (Belgium), and now … Continue reading

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Summer Events at the Stained Glass Museum

Annual Lecture Tickets are now available for the 2014 annual lecture and special tour, which will take place on Wednesday 23 July 2014, 5.30–7.30pm. The lecture is on stained glass in the British synagogue and will be given by Dr … Continue reading

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Window Damaged during Break-in at the Church of St Mary, Shrewsbury

A rare early seventeenth-century window depicting a scene from the Coronation of the Virgin has been broken during a break-in by thieves at the church of St Mary in Shrewsbury. First estimates suggest that it might cost up to £15,000 … Continue reading

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Norwich Church Celebrates Stained Glass Restoration

This month Christ Church, Eaton (Norwich, Norfolk) is celebrating the restoration of its stained-glass windows. As reported in Vidimus 68, the church launched a fund-raising campaign entitled ‘Be a Pane’, during which the community worked to raise the money needed … Continue reading

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The Wildman at Belsay

A new display that explores the mythical Wildman has opened at Belsay Hall, Northumberland. A part of European folklore since the medieval period, the Wildman – a creature from forests and mountain wildernesses on the edge of civilized society – … Continue reading

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Corpus Vitrearum 27th International Colloquium, York, 7–8 July 2014

A limited number of places are available for the two days of lecture sessions at the 27th International Colloquium of the Corpus Vitrearum, which take place at the Tempest Anderson Hall of the Yorkshire Museum on 7 and 8 July … Continue reading

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Events at The Stained Glass Centre

Spring Lecture The 2014 spring lecture will take place on at 7.30 pm on Thursday 22 May, at St Martin-cum-Gregory, Micklegate, York. The lecture, entitled ‘“He is not Here …”: First World War memorial stained glass and the fragile art … Continue reading

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American Glass Guild Conference

The annual conference of the AGG will take place 26 – 30 June 2014 at Bryn Athyn College, Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. The event will feature a workshop in which Tom Kupper and Dean Beal of Lincoln Cathedral will demonstrate methods … Continue reading

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Exhibition of Medieval Seals

An extraordinary display of medieval seals – including one belonging to King Henry VII – has opened to the public [Fig. 1]. The exhibition, entitled ‘Small Objects of Power’ is being held at Berkshire Record Office, Reading, and admission is … Continue reading

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Cork Church Appeals for help

A landmark church in Cork city has launched a fund-raising drive to aid urgent repairs. St Vincent’s Church in Sunday’s Well, which opened in 1856, has had preventative maintenance work carried out to weatherproof the south face of the church, … Continue reading

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