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MA, PhD (CANTAB), FSA
Christopher Norton is a Professor in History of Art, and a member of the Centre for Medieval Studies.
Christopher Norton's research interests cover a wide range of topics relating to ecclesiastical art and architecture in England and France from the seventh century to the sixteenth, but with a particular focus on the twelfth to fourteenth centuries. Initially focussing on medieval decorated pavements, he has published major studies on English and French material. He has also published widely on the art and architecture of the monastic orders (notably the Benedictines, Cistercians and Dominicans), including manuscripts, panel paintings, sculpture and architecture. In recent years he has been concentrating on the extremely rich medieval heritage of Yorkshire and Northern Britain, notably York Minster. His research on the St William window in the Minster (one of the largest stained glass windows in Europe, dating to c. 1415) made possible a re-organisation of the panels during the recent renovation so as to return the window to its original state. He is now involved in the renovation of the famous east window of the Minster, and is currently working on an English Heritage funded project to reconstruct the damaged eleventh and twelfth century Minster.
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