Category Archives: News

Bats in Churches LIVE

Join us on Zoom every Wednesday in May at 13:00 BST for Bats in Churches LIVE, our free online discussion series. Come and chat to our fabulously well-informed, expert guest speakers to delve into the wonderful world of bats and … Continue reading

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The Stained Glass Museum: an update during the (COVID-19) coronavirus outbreak

Find out how you can support us during this time. As many Vidimus readers will be aware, The Stained Glass Museum is currently closed to the public until further notice, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Many of our planned … Continue reading

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BBC documentary Rebuilding Notre-Dame: Inside the Great Cathedral Rescue

Vidimus readers may be interested in the BBC’s recent documentary Rebuilding Notre-Dame: Inside the Great Cathedral Rescue, if they have not already had chance to watch it. The documentary recounts the damage caused by the fire on 15 April 2019, and … Continue reading

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POSTPONED: CVMA Colloquium and Forum, Barcelona 2020

Due to the current international situation with the Covid-19 virus, the decision has been made to postpone the CVMA Colloquium and Forum that was to be held in Barcelona in July. Although there is a chance that we may overcome … Continue reading

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Prof. Paul Crossley: a Celebration of his Life

On Saturday, 14th March, the Courtauld Institute of Art will host a celebration of the life of the much-loved late Professor Paul Crossley. This will take place between 3.30 and 5.30pm at the Courtauld’s Vernon Square address, Penton Rise, London … Continue reading

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Becket 2020

The year 2020 marks the 850th anniversary of the murder of St Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral. Images of this event, scenes from his wider life and, most famously, depictions of miracles said to have occurred at his tomb, appeared … Continue reading

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Frederick Preedy Remembered

2020 also sees the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Preedy (1820-1898), a prolific nineteenth-century stained glass designer and church architect who is thought to have been responsible for about four hundred figurative windows over a thirty-four year period. … Continue reading

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Exhibition: Balthazar: A Black African King in Medieval and Renaissance Art

An exciting exhibition currently running at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, USA, focuses on how one of the three “Magi from the East” was depicted in European medieval and renaissance art. As windows across England and continental Europe frequently … Continue reading

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Glaziers and the Reformation in England: New Discoveries

An article by Hugh Willmott, Senior Lecturer in European Archaeology at the University of Sheffield, in the latest issue of Church Archaeology (See Further Reading) examines the physical evidence for the removal of medieval stained glass from Britain’s monasteries after … Continue reading

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New Curator of Medieval Art at The Cleveland Museum

The Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio, USA, has appointed Dr Gerhard Lutz as its incoming Robert P. Bergman Curator of Medieval Art, filling an important post left vacant by the retirement of Stephen Fliegel last May. Since 2002 Dr … Continue reading

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