The British Society of Master Glass Painters will hold its spring conference on 7–8 April 2014 at t Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London Bridge, SE1 9DD. The conference, in association with The Worshipful Company of Glaziers, is entitled ‘Stained Glass – The State of the Art’ and will focus on the politics and ethics of conservation, and the restoration and design of new stained glass in historic buildings.
Subjects will include innovations in protective glazing; the recent commission for Westminster Abbey; stained-glass conservation in the context of the broader conservation profession; designing new windows; the ethics of conservation; contemporary glass art; environmental conditions and their impact on conservation; the Stained Glass Repository; and the future of stained-glass design. Papers will be given by representatives from Icon, SPAB, CBC, AABC and the National Trust, as well as by artists and architects.
The spring lecture will be held on Monday 7 April at Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London Bridge, SE1 9DD, as the evening session of the spring conference. The lecture will be given by Judith Schaechter, an independent stained-glass artist, and is entitled ‘Nothing Personal’. It will explore the artist’s thoughts on stained glass as a mode of transformative experience. The evening will begin at 6pm with a drinks reception, followed by the lecture at 6.45pm, and supper from 8pm. See the website for more details.