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Lost: forty stained-glass windows from Antwerp

In the 1640s, Abraham van Diepenbeeck created forty stained-glass windows depicting the life and miracles of St Francis of Paola for the new cloister of the Minim Convent in Antwerp. J.B. Descamps, who saw them, described them in 1769: « … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Dreaming in Blue: Harry Clarke Watercolours, until February 14th, 2019

In 1923, Harry Clarke was approached by Harold Jacob (of Jacob’s biscuits fame) to create a stained glass window for his Dublin home.  Of the literary-inspired subjects Clarke proposed, Jacob settled on a pictorial representation of Keat’s influential Romantic narrative … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Edward Burne-Jones at Tate Britain: Last few weeks

Ultimately one of the great artists of the European fin de siècle, Edward Burne-Jones was exceptional in his ability to turn his hand successfully to a wide range of different media including painting, tapestry and, of course, stained glass. London’s … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: ‘The Art of the Lost: Destruction, Reconstruction and Change’, Canterbury Cathedral

Throughout 2019, Canterbury Cathedral will celebrate the role and significance of art, in all its diversity, within the cathedral space, culminating in a two-day international conference on 27-29 November. The aim of the conference is to offer a vibrant and … Continue reading

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The Glaziers Trust announces new awards, including the Moat Memorial Award

The Glaziers Trust, part of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers’ charitable foundation, has long supported the restoration and conservation of historic and important stained glass through the award of grants for conservation work. The Trust is happy to announce that … Continue reading

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Lecture: ‘The Illustration and Stained Glass of Harry Clarke 1889-1931

Friday, 8th February 2019, 1.00pm Harry Clarke is best known as the leading Irish stained glass artist of the early twentieth century, but he also deserves recognition for his talents in other media, including as an illustrator and painter, as … Continue reading

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Lecture: ‘Stained Glass in the English Parish Church: Through the Ages’

Saturday, 23rd February 2019, 2.30pm Dr Jasmine Allen, Curator of the Stained Glass Museum, Ely, will give a Flamstead Heritage Lecture, for the St Albans and Hertfordshire Architectural and Archaeological Society, in association with the Flamstead Society, exploring stained glass … Continue reading

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Day Course: ‘Christian Imagery in the Medieval English Parish Church’

Saturday, 16th March 2019 As part of its programme for 2019, Norwich Historic Churches Trust (NHCT) will host a day school, led by Sophie Weston, exploring the use of imagery within the medieval parish church. Using images in stained glass, … Continue reading

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Reminders

York Open Studios: Lecture by Ann Sotheran Saturday, 23rd February, 2019, 10.30 am York Open Studios (YOS) is an annual arts event celebrating the best artists and art makers living in and around the city of York. As part of … Continue reading

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A Royal Visit for the Stained Glass Museum

On 27 November, the Stained Glass Museum celebrated the upcoming 40th anniversary of its opening to the public with a visit from His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. The Prince became patron of the museum during its 25th anniversary … Continue reading

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