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Portrait of an Artist (2)

A fascinating article about the life and work of the stained-glass artist and author Hugh Arnold (1872–1915) appears in the recently published 2015 Journal of the British Society of Master Glass Painters. Written by Peter Cormack, one of the leading … Continue reading

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The Society of Glass Technology Centenary

 The Society of Glass Technology celebrates its centenary in 2016, and is planning a conference that will be a significant opportunity to review the state of glass in its widest manifestations – from the theoretical challenges of understanding the glassy … Continue reading

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Glass Workshops

The Architectural Glass Centre, the commercial arm of the Swansea School of Architectural Glass, is continuing its programme of glass-painting workshops and masterclasses with Jonathan Cooke in the autumn of 2016. The dates of the proposed workshops are as follows: … Continue reading

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Rare Books on Stained Glass

Janette Ray Booksellers, York, has in preparation a first catalogue of out of print, rare and reference material on stained and painted glass. If you would like to receive a copy of this catalogue, please contact Janette Ray by email … Continue reading

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Stained Glass from Syon Abbey

An important new book has been published to coincide with the 600th anniversary of the founding of Syon Abbey, the only monastery of the Brigittine Order to be established in England before the Reformation and, by the time of its … Continue reading

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Important Stained Glass Sold at London Auction

Stained glass from an important private collection of Gothic art in Switzerland attracted competitive bidding at Christie’s London saleroom on 8 July. Three lots of stained glass were offered. The most important was an early fourteenth-century Austrian panel depicting St … Continue reading

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The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS): 9th Forum for the Conservation and Technology of Historic Stained Glass

Review by Katie Harrison The International Council on Monuments and Sites’ (ICOMOS) 9th Forum for the Conservation and Technology of Historic Stained Glass was held in Paris 8–10 July. The forum, Stained-glass: How to Take Care of a Fragile Heritage?, … Continue reading

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Arts and Crafts Stained Glass – A Short Film

To celebrate the publication of Peter Cormack’s Arts and Crafts Stained Glass (see Vidimus 92), a short film has been produced by Yale University Press. The film follows Cormack as he explores the art of stained glass, from the treasures … Continue reading

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Icon Stained Glass Group AGM and Conference Working with the Evidence: Researching, Recording, Retaining, Removing Evidence of Earlier Intervention

17–18 September 2015, The Burrell Collection, Glasgow Almost all stained-glass panels bear evidence of alteration, restoration and earlier intervention. The careful observation, recording and interpretation through research of these layers of history is integral to the work of the conservator. … Continue reading

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New Sam Fogg Website

The London-based medieval art dealer Sam Fogg has a new website. It features images of a variety of stained-glass panels from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, including roundels and single figures. Particularly notable are three panels of c.1530 from the … Continue reading

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