Events at the Stained Glass Museum and Student Bursary

London Science and Stained-Glass Tour with Caroline Swash
Wednesday 25 February 2015, 11am – 4pm

issue_87_2015_news09A visit to see modern stained-glass windows inspired by science at the Royal College Medical Library, Whitechapel (Johannes Schreiter), and the Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House (Lawrence Lee) [Fig. 1].

The trip will be led by Caroline Swash, stained-glass artist and author of Stained and Art Glass (with Judith Neiswander, 2005); Medical Science and Stained Glass (2002); and 14 Stained Glass Walks in London (2001). Notes will be provided in advance of the visit.

The cost of the tour is £20 per person (not including travel or lunch), and places are limited to ten. Booking is on a first come first served basis. NB Friends of the Museum will receive priority.

Book tickets online at the Stained Glass Museum’s website.

The Stained Glass Museum 2015 Study Weekend
Coventry and Warwickshire
Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 April 2015

The Stained Glass Museum’s 2015 annual study weekend will take place in Warwickshire and will be based in Coventry. The programme includes three days of guided visits to see medieval glass at the Beauchamp Chapel in the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick; Merevale; and Coventry guildhall; Victorian stained glass at Rugby College Chapel, ‘Shakespeare’s Church’ in Stratford-upon-Avon, and Lord Leycester’s Hospital, Warwick. There will also be a study day at Coventry Cathedral [Fig. 2], focusing on the extraordinary modern stained-glass windows by John Piper and Patrick Reyntiens, Geoffrey Clarke, Keith New, Lawrence Lee and Margaret Traherne, and the recently catalogued medieval fragments of stained glass from the old cathedral building.

Fig.2. Detail of Golden Window by Lawrence Lee (1909-2011), Coventry Cathedral nave

Fig. 2. Detail of Golden Window by Lawrence Lee (1909-2011), Coventry Cathedral nave.

Residential cost (per delegate): single occupancy £400 (including three nights bed and breakfast with evening meals); double/twin occupancy £375 (including three nights bed and breakfast with evening meals).
Non-residential cost (per delegate): visits and evening meals £200; visits only £100.

All prices include travel to sites, guide-receiving headset, and a conference pack with site notes. For more information, download a booking form and visit the website.

Student Bursary Available

The Stained Glass Museum Trust believes strongly that stained glass forms an important part of our cultural and artistic heritage, and is committed to raising the profile of the medium as a historic and contemporary art form. The museum and its Friends organization wish to encourage students with a particular interest in stained glass to take part in its events, in order to extend students’ knowledge and experience and strengthen their links with the museum.

In 2015, the fifteenth year of the Stained Glass Museum’s study weekend, students registered in full- or part-time higher education are invited to apply for a bursary to cover all or most of the cost of a place on the study weekend in Coventry and Warwick. This bursary has been made available thanks to the generosity of individual Friends of the Stained Glass Museum.

The bursary is intended to cover a substantial proportion of the costs of attending the study weekend, including accommodation, breakfast and dinner, but the successful applicant may need to fund his/her travel to and from Coventry; lunches are not provided. If awarded a grant, the applicant would be expected to provide an article for the museum’s bi-annual Friends Newsletter describing the trip.

The application is aimed at those whose studies are related in some way to stained-glass art, its history or conservation. Applicants will need to make sure that the study weekend does not conflict with other academic commitments and, if necessary, gain permission to attend from their tutor/supervisor.

Deadline for applications: Friday 25 February 2015.

For more information on eligibility and how to apply, visit the museum’s website.

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