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Appeal for Information: Crizzled Glass

Merlyn Griffiths, a stained-glass student at the University of York, is appealing for information regarding crizzled glass. She is currently researching the crizzled purple glass found in a nineteenth-century church in Yorkshire, though it is understood that this problem was … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: ‘Shared Invention: From Antiquity to the 21st Century’

An international colloquium entitled ‘Shared Invention: From Antiquity to the 21st Century’ will be held 6–8 April 2016, and proposals for papers are now being accepted. The colloquium is being organized by Laurence Riviale and Jean-François Luneau, lecturers at Blaise … Continue reading

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British Society of Master Glass Painters Summer Lecture

The BSMGP Summer Lecture will take place on Friday 19 June, opening at 6.15pm for a prompt 6.45pm start. The lecture will be given by Peter Cormack MBE, FSA, Hon FMGP, and is entitled ‘Exploring Arts and Crafts in Stained … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Museum Annual Lecture

The Stained Glass Museum’s 2015 Annual Lecture will be given by Keith Barley FMGP, ACR, and is entitled ‘Herkenrode Conserved: the remarkable survival of a sixteenth-century masterpiece’. The lecture will describe the survival of this exceptional collection of stained glass … Continue reading

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Icon Stained Glass Group Conference, 17–18 September 2015, The Burrell Collection, Glasgow

The Stained Glass Group is holding a conference on ‘Working with the Evidence: Researching, Recording, Retaining, Removing Evidence of Earlier Intervention’. The conference will take place 17–18 September 2015, following the Annual General Meeting of the group.  The keynote speaker … Continue reading

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Society of Glass Technology Conference, 7–9 September 2015 ‘Glass Reflections: Glass in the Year of Light’

As mentioned in Vidimus 89, the Society of Glass Technology conference will be held 7–9 September 2015 in Cambridge. The papers on the history and heritage of glass may be of particular interest to Vidimus readers, and a complete list … Continue reading

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Recording of Glass in Hertfordshire Gathers Pace

Hazel Gardiner reports Although one of the smallest counties in England, and not rich in medieval stained glass, Hertfordshire does hold some significant and interesting examples in its parish churches. Although many Hertfordshire monuments are still to be recorded for … Continue reading

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The Ancestors at Canterbury Cathedral

As reported in Vidimus 88, twenty-one mostly life-sized figures from the Great South Window of Canterbury Cathedral will be on show inside the cathedral from 18 May until 25 August 2015. The exhibition of the stained glass will be accompanied … Continue reading

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Meet the York Ancestors

This summer the immense task of returning John Thornton’s stained-glass Apocalypse cycle (together with the donor and other figures in row 1) to the Great East Window of York Minster will begin. Ninety panels of stained glass, meticulously conserved by … Continue reading

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Forthcoming Lecture by Professor Ian Freestone: ‘Yesterday’s Progress, Today’s Problem: Medieval Stained Glass and its Deterioration’

On 7 May 2015, Ian Freestone, Professor of Archaeological Materials and Technology at UCL, will present a lecture entitled ‘Yesterday’s Progress, Today’s Problem: Medieval Stained Glass and its Deterioration’ for UCL’s Institute for Sustainable Heritage. The lecture will take place … Continue reading

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