Posted on 16 April 2014
Banners, badges and beasts: Illuminating the art and craft of heraldic stained glass, c1250-1600
Heraldry, the medieval version of the modern logo and once just as readily recognised, is the most ubiquitous and colourful expression of medieval society but remains a closed book to most modern observers. First widely used in the 12th century and codified from the middle of the 13th, heraldry enjoyed a wide currency and was used to decorate objects in every material and medium and in all contexts. It was quickly popular in stained glass, a medium celebrating light and colour, highly prized for its symbolic and theological significance and executed in a jewel-like material. This project will therefore open the eyes of the Museum’s visitors to this fascinating world of coded signs and symbols.
The project will be jointly supervised by Sarah Brown (University of York) and Vivien Hamilton (Glasgow Life).
The closing date for applications is 5.00pm (BST) on Wednesday 14 May 2014
Visit our funding web page for more information, and details about how to apply.