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 Group for the Study and Conservation of Stained Glass in Latin America (GIVAL). The group’s objective is to address the issues surrounding the study and conservation of stained glass on the continent, with the ultimate aim of achieving Latin American membership of the International Corpus Vitrearum. GIVAL is identifying different lines of research relevant to the Latin American context, and also strives for the professionalisation of the discipline in its Latin American member states. In the summer of 2022 sixteen GIVAL members are delivering a cycle of ten master classes aimed at cultural heritage professionals, architects, conservators and restorers, restoration technicians interested in specialising in the area of stained glass, among others. The contents cover areas of general interest: history of stained glass, case studies (in four Latin American countries), and contemporary glass creation, and will feature four city case studies (Valparaíso, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and Mexico City). The programme may also be of interest to artists, students, journalists specialising in culture, artisans and stained-glass artists, as well as the general public.

The ten sessions will be conducted live via the Zoom platform, thanks to the collaboration of the Adolfo Ibañez University, and will be broadcast simultaneously through CLAV’s cultural channel on YouTube. 

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