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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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Jan Van Damme

23 April 1957 – 21 December 2021 It is with regret that we note the death of Jan Van Damme in December. Jan was an art historian and a much-appreciated member of the Flemish committee associated with the Belgian Corpus … Continue reading

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Remembering Patrick Reyntiens OBE

In our last Vidimus, in November, we noted the death of Patrick Reyntiens on 25th October 2021. Reyntiens’ importance is commemorated more fully in a number of obituaries, some of which can be read without subscription at the following links: … Continue reading

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