Welcome to our fourth anniversary issue!
Since 2006 we have become the best read magazine about medieval stained glass in the world and probably the most important free online publication of its kind on the web.
Our readers include art historians, artists, conservators, museum curators, cathedrals and churches, students, private collectors, and an amazing range of talented and interesting people.
None of this success would have been possible without the knowledge and enthusiasm of our contributors and the generosity of sponsors and donors, in particular the support of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers in England.
If any reader would like to make a financial contribution towards our future, please contact me directly.
This month our News pages include reports of museum openings and exhibitions, a unique offer of massive discounts on recently published CVMA volumes, and a round-up of talks and events.
Our popular Panel of the Month focuses on the east window of Exeter cathedral and the medieval glaziers who made it.
To celebrate this anniversary issue we are delighted to publish a special double Features bill. Our main article provides a panel-by-panel guide to the unique Pricke of Conscience window in the parish church of All Saints, North Street York, and its remarkable imagery charting the last fifteen signs before the final Judgement of humankind. It’s an ideal print out and keep companion for anyone planning to visit this fascinating church. A second article by Stign Alsteens of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York introduces readers to the stained glass designs of the important Netherlandish artist, Jan Gossaert (c. 1478–1532), whose work is the subject of a current exhibition at the Museum.
Anna Eavis (Editor)