As another year draws to a close, it’s a good time to look back at some of the highlights of the past twelve months. Vidimus has been better than ever with exclusive articles by Richard Marks, Sarah Brown and Geoffrey Lane, pioneering gazetteers of early glass in Cornwall and South Wales, an intriguing study of Coventry Cathedral’s fragmentary stained glass, important reports from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Burrell Collection in Scotland by Mary B Shepard and Marie-Luiss Stumff respectively, major interviews with Brigitte Kurmann-Schwarz, Madeline Caviness, and Penny Hebgin-Barnes, and of course, exciting discoveries of lost stained glass from Steinfeld Abbey. Conservation has also been in the forefront with major articles about the repair of fire-damaged Netherlandish roundels and the enormous campaign currently underway at Strawberry Hill prior to its reopening next year. The publication of the latest CVMA volume on the Medieval Stained Glass of Lancashire was another memorable event.
This issue also has lots of surprises and fascinating stories. We have News reports of new displays of stained glass in London and New York, an exciting discovery of a fifteenth-century episcopal glazing scheme, and a brain-teasing ‘Name that Roundel’ puzzle. Our Panel of the Month looks at the Nine Orders of Angels while our Feature pages contain a special supplement on the glazing of Steinfeld Abbey. Not to be outshone, our Books section includes articles on the Charlemagne window in Chartres cathedral and the little known glass at Werben, some of the best in Germany.
Finally….thank you for reading Vidimus. Have a great New Year.
Anna Eavis (Editor)