The York Glaziers Trust is the oldest and largest specialist stained glass conservation studio in Britain, counting amongst its staff three ICON accredited conservators (ACRs). The YGT is a charitable trust dedicated to the care and conservation of historic stained glass in York Minster and throughout the UK, and is a centre of excellence for innovation, research, and training.
The Trust undertakes conservation projects on behalf of owners and custodians of stained glass of all periods, in historic and modern buildings, from great Cathedrals to the smallest of parish churches, in museums and art galleries, and in private collections. Based in a workshop in the centre of the historic city of York, the Trust offers a wide-ranging service, including conservation, repair and protection of medieval stained glass, of enamel painted glass of the 17th century and Georgian era, of Victorian and Edwardian stained glass, of twentieth-century windows and of historic plain glazing. Our staff also provide an unparalleled advisory service.
Our director Sarah Brown has been approached by various local, national and international press organisations in relation to the recent fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. The YGT has experience of dealing with the aftermath of a major fire. In 1984 the Great Rose Window of York Minster was significantly damaged by a fire that broke out in the south transept of the cathedral. It was subsequently painstakingly conserved by the Trust, using what was then the most pioneering and cutting-edge technologies available.Read more…
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