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The Revd. Gordon Plumb 1942–2022

Gordon Plumb, who specialised in the photography of stained glass for over 30 years, and whose images have appeared in numerous Corpus Vitrearum publications at home and abroad, has died at the age of eighty. Born in Balsham in Cambridgeshire, … Continue reading

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Joan Vila Grau, 1932 – 2022

It was with great sadness that Vidimus learned of the death on 11 November of Catalonia’s most revered contemporary exponent of stained glass, entrusted since 1999 with the glazing of the cathedral of the Sagrada Família in his native Barcelona … Continue reading

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ICON Stained Glass Group Meeting 2022 – 29th October 2022

The Stained Glass Group will be holding their Annual Meeting and AGM in person at the Artworker’s Guild, Queen Square, London. The programme will include a morning of presentations, with a short AGM prior to lunch, in the Hall.  In … Continue reading

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Medieval Treasures from the Glencairn Museum on Display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art through Fall 2023

Michael W. Cothren During the 1920s and 1930s, Philadelphia lawyer, businessman, and political activist Raymond Pitcairn (1885–1966) gathered one of the largest and finest collections of medieval architectural arts in America. He did not set out to be a collector, … Continue reading

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Roland Sanfaçon, Emeritus, University Laval (26 July 1934 – 30 October 2021)

Like many French-Canadians of his generation, Roland Sanfaçon looked to France for his academic formation. After his undergraduate training at Université Laval in Quebec City, he went to France for his upper degrees, at the Université de Poitiers (1957–59) and … Continue reading

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Glaskunst im Museum. Kontextualisierung, Inszenierung und Storytelling, 5 November 2022, Historisches Museum Thurgau in association with the Vitrocentre, Romont

Venue: Historisches Museum ThurgauSchloss FrauenfeldRathausplatz 28500 FrauenfeldSwitzerland For more information, please visit https://historisches-museum.tg.ch

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Ukrainian Stained Glass

On 19 April 2022 the Worshipful Company of Glaziers in London hosted an extremely successful fundraising webinar led by Dr Oksana Kondratyeva who introduced an international audience of over 200 to the stained glass of her native Ukraine. Dr Kondratyeva’s … Continue reading

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Proposed Ban on the Use of Lead

A threat to the manufacture, use, handling, storage and display of lead is posed by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). It is driven by the Agency’s statutory remit to remove from the public realm all chemicals and materials injurious to … Continue reading

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The International Group for the Study and Conservation of Stained Glass in Latin America (GIVAL)

The Centro Latinoamericano del Vitral (CLAV), based in Valparaíso (Chile) is dedicated to the study and protection of stained glass in Latin America. In 2020, twelve leading professionals in architecture, heritage and art history representing six countries, formed the International … Continue reading

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The Stained Glass of Latin America: The First Fruits of Research in Chile

Andrea Araos, l’Ecole Pratique des Hauts Études, Paris This article aims to provide a synthesis of the historical, stylistic, iconographic and technical characteristics of stained-glass windows in Chile. It seeks to establish a topography of this imported art, which first … Continue reading

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