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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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International Conference, “Le Verre à Tout Faire”: Château de Nyon, France

The University of Lausanne, the Château de Nyon and the Vitrocentre Romont will host an international conference on Friday, 2nd – Saturday 3rd, November. Hosted by the Château de Nyon, Switzerland, it will explore the themes of new glass technologies … Continue reading

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Exhibition of Medieval Treasures from the Burrell Collection opens at Kelvingrove Art Gallery

A new exhibition, curated by Sir Paul Ruddock, former Chairman of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, has opended at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow. Burrell at Kelvingrove: Collecting Medieval Treasures draws on the outstanding collection of medieval … Continue reading

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Heritage Lottery Funding Success for the Stained Glass Museum and All Saints North Street, York

The national significance of two stained glass institutions has been recognised in recent grants by the National Lottery. In Ely, the Stained Glass Museum, the only museum dedicated to stained glass in the UK, has received a grant of £88,000 … Continue reading

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British Archaeological Association Annual Conference 2018: Cambridge: College, Church and City

Saturday, 1st September to Wednesday, 5th September This September, for the first time in 105 years, the British Archaeological Association will gather in Cambridge to celebrate, explore and debate the city’s medieval artistic, architectural and archaeological wealth. In addition to … Continue reading

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The Burrell Collection Database

The Burrell Collection is undergoing an ambitious refurbishment, which will upgrade the building into an energy efficient, modern museum. In addition to the existing galleries, two new floors of exhibition space will be created, and the museum’s stores will open … Continue reading

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