Conference at Wells Cathedral

Fig. 1. Detail from window (c) Holy Well Glass.

Fig. 1. Detail from window (c) Holy Well Glass.

To mark the completion of the conservation of the Jesse Window, and as part of a Celebration Weekend on 16 and 17 May, Wells Cathedral is hosting a specialist conference.  The Conference will be held on 16 May, and speakers will look at the significance of the window in the Quire, the theology underlying windows depicting the Tree of Jesse, and the process of conservation.  The talks will include ‘History of the Jesse Window Project’ by Jill Kerr Channer (Medieval Glass Historian and member of the Wells Cathedral Fabric Advisory Committee); ‘The Importance of the Jesse Window in Fourteenth-century English Art and Architecture’ by Professor Tim Ayers (History of Art Department, York University); and ‘Resisting Restoration – The conservation of the Jesse Tree Window at Wells’ by Steve Clare (Stained Glass Conservator – Holy Well Glass, Wells)

A limited number of tickets is available to the day conference at £15 each (inclusive of lunch).  Tickets can be purchased from the Cathedral Shop Box Office (01749 672773).  Free stained glass tours will take place on both Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 and these include a free cup of tea in the Cathedral Cafe.  Places are limited and must be pre-booked via the Cathedral shop or Wells Cathedral Website

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