Historic England has published a new guidance note for custodians of stained glass. Stained Glass Windows: Managing Environmental Deterioration is intended to provide building owners and managers with an understanding of the impact of the environment upon stained glass deterioration, the decision-making processes involved in stained glass conservation and the point at which custodians should seek specialist advice. The guidance note includes useful information on how to find conservation professionals, as well as a selected bibliography of key further reading. The guidance note promises to be a valuable resource for custodians and professionals whose work includes the care and protection of stained glass.
Vidimus is planning to publish a detailed review of the guidance note later in the year.
Historic England, Stained Glass Windows: Managing Environmental Deterioration, Swindon, 2020, can be downloaded from Historic England’s website, where further resources are also available.