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In this issue
What better way of celebrating an anniversary than with News of an exciting discovery by one of the Vidimus team of some previously thought lost glass from Steinfeld Abbey. Other news stories include reports of a new film charting the history of the sixteenth-century glass in Lichfield cathedral and details of three exciting exhibitions in Germany – curators in other countries please take note! Additional items of interest include a bid to save watercolours of the famous Eglinton tournament by a prominent nineteenth-century glass painter; clever conservation technology at Canterbury cathedral; an intriguing Name that Roundel puzzle; and a smörgåsbord of appeals and special offers. In Jasmine Allen’s absence, Roger Rosewell chooses a fifteenth-century panel at Strawberry Hill as our Panel of the Month to tell the story of the conservation of this famous collection while Andrew Renton, Head of Applied Art at the National Museum of Wales contributes a fascinating Feature and Gazetteer about pre-1700 stained glass in south Wales. Finally, our Books pages look at new publications about the stained glass in Glasgow cathedral, the famous stained glass of the church of St Gummarus in Lier (Belgium); a revelatory account about the restoration of the ‘Relics’ window in the Saint-Chapelle, Paris and a catalogue of the Leuchtende Beispiele. Zeichnungen für Glasgemälde aus Renaissance und Manierismus exhibition in Germany.
Anna Eavis (Editor)