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BSMGP Spring Lecture

The BSMGP spring lecture will be given by Léonie Seliger ACR and is entitled ‘Into the 21st Century: Canterbury Cathedral’s Post-Victorian Stained Glass’. Canterbury is not renowned for its later glass, and a large part of the building’s nineteenth-century stained … Continue reading

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Glass-painting Classes at the Architectural Glass Centre, Swansea

The Architectural Glass Centre, the commercial arm of the Swansea School of Architectural Glass, is continuing its programme of glass-painting workshops/masterclasses with Jonathan Cooke in 2015. The workshop is suitable both for beginners and those with previous experience of glass-painting. … Continue reading

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The Lacock Cup

We reported in Vidimus 76 that the British Museum had acquired the Lacock Cup, a breathtakingly rare masterwork by an unknown silversmith. The cup, which is simple in design and similar to one depicted in the east window of the … Continue reading

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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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