Stained Glass Museum Events and News

2016 Study Weekend in Essex: Thursday 21 – Sunday 24 April 2016

The study weekend will be based in the historic town of Colchester, and there will be visits to various sites to see a range of stained glass spanning the medieval to the modern periods. Highlights include the twelfth- and thirteenth-century glass at Rivenhall and the unique fourteenth- and fifteenth-century glass at Sheering and Margaretting [Fig. 1]. For post-medieval glass, participants will see the stunning imported sixteenth- and seventeenth-century French glass from the Neave Collection at Noak Hill, and the eighteenth-century glass at Leigh-on-Sea.

Fig. 1. Rivenhall: detail from window in St Mary and All Saints.

Fig. 1. Rivenhall: detail from window in St Mary and All Saints.

Fig. 2. Great Warley: detail from window in St Mary the Virgin.

Fig. 2. Great Warley: detail from window in St Mary the Virgin.

Nineteenth- and twentieth-century makers and studios will also be covered. There will be an opportunity to see the windows designed by Edward-Burne-Jones for Powell & Sons at Waltham Abbey, alongside less familiar glass by Percy Bacon, Townshend & Howson, and A. K. Nicholson. More recent glass by John Hayward and Patrick Reyntiens also features, and the itinerary includes visits to the splendid ‘Art Nouveau cathedral’ at Great Warley, which includes windows by Powells and Lawrence Lee [Fig. 2].

For more information and the full programme, please visit the museum’s website. Prices (per person): £425 (residential, single occupancy, including three nights bed, breakfast and evening meals); £400 (residential, double/twin occupancy, including three nights bed, breakfast and evening meals); £200 (non-residential, visits and evening meals); £100 (visits only). The number of places is limited, and deposits must be paid by the end of January.

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Student Bursary

The Stained Glass Museum is inviting students registered in full or part-time higher education to apply for a bursary to cover all or most of the cost of a place on the museum’s 2016 study weekend. This bursary has been made available thanks to the generosity of individual Friends of the Stained Glass Museum. For more information on eligibility and how to apply, please visit the museum’s website. Enquiries should be directed to the museum’s curator, Dr Jasmine Allen ([email protected], 01353 660347).

Stained Glass Walking Tour: Putney and Fulham, Tuesday 31 May 2016

Fig. 3. Putney Exchange Shopping Centre.

Fig. 3. Putney Exchange Shopping Centre.

To celebrate the publication of Caroline Swash’s new book The 100 Best Stained Glass Sites in London (2015), the museum has organized a walking tour exploring stained glass at four sites in Putney and Fulham, south-west London. Destinations include the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Putney, where there is a scheme of windows by Alan Younger, whose work can also be seen at the nearby Putney Exchange Shopping Centre [Fig. 3], and All Saints, Fulham, where there is a variety of nineteenth- and twentieth-century stained glass. We will end the day at the former residence of the bishop of London, Fulham Palace, which has a special collection of eighteenth-century heraldic panels, Benjamin West’s cartoons for Fonthill Abbey, and more recent glass by Brian Clarke in the chapel.

Cost: £30 per person (£25 for Museum Friends). NB. Lunch is not provided. For more information and the full programme, please visit the museum’s website.

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