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Gothic Hall with Medieval Stained Glass discovered in Crusader Fortress

Renewed excavation at Montfort Castle, a Crusader fortress in modern northern Galilee, dating to the thirteenth century, has discovered a previously unknown, massive Gothic hall in which survives the remains of medieval grisaille-painted stained glass. These recent findings follow on … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: “Relative Values: The Cost of Art in the Northern Renaissance”

Stained glass designed and executed by Dirck Vellert (fig. 1) features in a new exhibition at the Met, running until June 23rd, 2019, that aims to transform perceptions of Northern Renaissance art. The collection of 63 carefully-selected works dating from … Continue reading

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Suffolk’s Stained Glass Rated Top in the Country by Church Tourism Website

Research by the church tourism website, explorechurches.org, has named Suffolk as the country’s best county for discovering stained glass. Analysis of 2,000 churches by The National Churches Trust, which runs the website, found that 72% of the county’s churches are … Continue reading

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Deadline approaching: Collaborative Doctoral Award Competition 2019, A Window onto the Medieval World: Illuminating the Role of the English Glass Industry in Glazing between AD 1100-1600.

Applications are invited for an AHRC fully-funded Ph.D studentship based in the Department of Archaeology at University of Sheffield (alongside Caroline Jackson), working closely with the Stained Glass Studies Research School at the University of York (alongside Sarah Brown), and … Continue reading

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Stained Glass window by David Hockney installed at Westminster Abbey

On October 2nd, a new stained-glass window designed by the artist David Hockney was dedicated by the Dean of Westminster, having recently been installed in the Abbey’s north transept. The so-called Queen’s Window commemorates the 65th year of the reign … Continue reading

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Birtsmorton Appeal: Restoration Begins

Previous issues Vidimus (issues 109 and 117) raised awareness, and reported on the success, of an urgent appeal to raise more than £25,000 needed to conserve and restore the beautiful late-medieval stained glass at Birtsmorton (Worcs.). On Sunday, 16th September, … Continue reading

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Horace Walpole’s Art Collection returns to Strawberry Hill House

More than 170 years after it was dispersed in a 24-day ‘sale of the century’ in 1842, the art collection of Horace Walpole is returning home. Following years of detective work, underpinned by Walpole’s extensive descriptions of his house and … Continue reading

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Stained Glass Museum, Ely: Upcoming Events

Thoughts are turning to Christmas at the Stained Glass Museum. Christmas Decorations: Copper Foiling Workshop Friday, 2nd November 2018, 10am – 5pm This workshop provides the perfect chance to create your own festive decorations, ready for the Christmas season. £90 … Continue reading

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Worshipful Company of Glaziers announces The Stevens Competition 2019 in-cluding a new competition for young designers

The Glaziers’ Company is now inviting entrants to its prestigious annual Stevens Architectural Glass Competition. The competition, running since 1972, this year requires entrants to design a stained glass window to be installed in the patient reception and waiting area … Continue reading

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The Great East Window of York Minster, a Decade of Discovery: 10th Anniversary Master Class Event at the University of York

This Autumn the University of York is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the launch, in collaboration with the York Glaziers Trust, of its MA in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management; and, ten years on, it will revisit the subject … Continue reading

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