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Stained Glass Conservation in Context: The Bigger Picture

Saturday 29 February 2020, 9.30AM to 4.30pm

MA in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management: Spring Master-Class

Stained glass conservation is never conducted in a technical or intellectual vacuum. Stained glass is often only part of a complex of programme of work in which the challenges and requirements of other media and other disciplines need to be taken into account. In some cases, the needs of the natural world impact on the conservation of the architectural fabric. The fuller understanding of the intellectual and cultural context in which a glazing scheme was conceived and made, will transform our perspectives of the significance of a window and influence the conservation concept. Finally, all conservators need to be up to date with the technological developments in their field in order to keep their ‘tool box’ well stocked. This year’s master-class will bring together experts and researchers working in complex contexts in which media, materials, disciplines and priorities require careful balancing in order to achieve success.

Location: K/159, King’s Manor


Event programme

Event programme

From 9.15am - Registration

9.30am - Introduction and welcome by Sarah Brown, Course Director

9.45am - Martin White, Schott UK, 'Anti-Reflective Glasses for Protective Glazing – New Developments’.

10.45am - 11.15am - Coffee

11.15am - Matthew Northover, Purcells, ‘Managing the Conservation of Auckland Castle’.

12.15am - 1.30pm - Lunch and a chance to visit the Nicolas Barker Conservation Studio (K117) to see current projects.

1.30pm - Rachel Arnold, ‘Bats in Churches’.

2.30pm - Kathryn Davies, ‘Understanding Christ the Consoler’.

3.30pm - Catherine Spirit, ‘A Culture of Fragmentation - Glass and Literature 1780-1830’.

4pm - Dr Ivo Rauch, ‘The Jerusalem Project’.

4.30pm - Closing remarks and tea.

Download and view the event programme: Stained Glass Masterclass Spring 2020 Programme (PDF , 366kb)



Please be aware before you register: we apologise that the workshop venue does NOT have disabled access.

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Travel and accommodation

Travel and accommodation


The conference is based at King's Manor.

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