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Herkenrode Glass: Watch this Space

Fig. 1. Before and after conservation
Fig. 1. Before and after conservation

Fig. 1. Before and after conservation

Work has started this month on the preparations for the reinstallation of Lichfield Cathedral’s Herkenrode glass. Vidimus has followed the conservation of these exceptional panels, which formed part of a £3.7 million restoration project at the cathedral.

The glass was originally made for the abbey at Herkenrode (near Hasselt, Liège, in present-day Belgium) in the 1530s, and was installed in the Lady Chapel of Lichfield Cathedral in the early nineteenth century. The panels were removed for conservation in 2010 by Barley Studios, York. Look out for a full update on these windows in a future issue!