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An Introduction to Stained Glass Conservation - HOA00043M

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  • Department: History of Art
  • Module co-ordinator: Information currently unavailable
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2022-23 to Spring Term 2022-23

Module aims

  • To equip students with core craft and technical skills relating to stained glass manufacture and conservation
  • To prepare students for the workshop placements in the summer term/summer vacation
  • To complement their historical and art historical studies by ensuring a familiarity with the physical evidence of historical techniques and approaches, thereby building an ability to recognise them in historic artefacts
  • To introduce students to the professional sphere and to support them in networking with their practitioner peers (master-class participation)

Module learning outcomes

  • Mastery of techniques of cutting, glazing, leading, glass-painting
  • Command of range of documentation techniques
  • Selection of appropriate conservation methods (cleaning, edge-bonding, infills etc) and an ability to deploy them appropriately
  • Ability to document a project from start to finish


Task Length % of module mark
Masterclass Essay
N/A 50
Glazing Project
N/A 50

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Masterclass Essay
N/A 50
Glazing Project
N/A 50

Module feedback

Brief written and/or oral feedback on formative assessment during course of module

Written mark and comments on summative assessment

Indicative reading

Brown, Sarah and Strobl, Sebastian, A Fragile Inheritance, The care of stained glass and historic glazing: a handbook for custodians (London 2002)

Corpus Vitrearum, Guidelines for the Conservation and Restoration of Stained Glass Second edition (Nuremberg 2004)

Online at

Elskus, Albinus, The Art of Painting on Glass (New York 1980)

Harris, Martyn Stanton, Practising Stained Glass Safely (Sheffield 2000)

Isabelle Pallot-Frossard (ed.), Manuel de conservation, restauration et cr ©ation de vitraux (Minist ¨re de la culture et de la communication France), Paris 2006; PDF online:

Rauch, Ivo, The Conservation and Restoration of Stained Glass: An Introduction to the Problems (online at

San Casciani, Paul, The Techniques of Decorative Staiend Glass (London 1985, with subsequent editions)

Whall, Christopher, Stained Glass Work (London 1905/reprint Bristol 1999, Wexford 2005)

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