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Construction, Reconstruction and Collection: Recent Stained Glass Research
Thu, 4 May 2017, 10:00 – Fri, 5 May 2017, 17:00 BST
The Stained Glass Research School will be hosting its annual PhD conference on 4th and 5th May 2017. This year’s symposium will open with a day of papers, led by a keynote address by Professor Tim Ayers on his recent research into St Stephen’s Chapel, Westminster. The second day will be spent visiting sites with stained glass which is of particular relevance to the theme of the conference, namely St Nicholas Church Guisborough, Gilling Castle and Sir William Turner's Hospital chapel in Kirkleatham.
Throughout its history, stained glass design and manufacture has evolved and reacted to changing tastes, styles and technological advances. This is also true of reconstruction and collection practices, which are likewise influenced by diverse factors, including the interests, ethics and politics of patrons and custodians and the specific challenges of the medium. This conference will explore a range of different periods of stained glass production, collection and display through the work of a number of current PhD students and recent graduates.