The York Glaziers Trust was formed over half a century ago, and has a history that can trace its origins even further back; occupying the same premises built for the Minster's glaziers over 105 years ago. From modest roots, the Trust has evolved into a pioneering and world-leading force in stained glass conservation, and now employs 17 highly trained members of staff, including two ICON accredited conservators (ACRs) guaranteeing that all work undertaken by the Trust is supervised and led by an ACR. The Trust's multi-national team are proud to be a part of the oldest and largest stained glass studio in the United Kingdom.
Members of the YGT are actively involved as committee members of many prestigious national and international professional organisations relevant to the stained glass industry, and are elected fellows of many specialist bodies, underlining the breadth and depth of knowledge of the team. This includes the Institute of Conservation (ICON), the Corpus Vitrearum (CVMA), the British Society of Master Glass Painters (BSMGP), the Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass, the Society of Antiquaries of London, International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), the Church Buildings Council, the Stained Glass Museum in Ely, the University of York, and the York Consortium for Conservation and Craftsmanship. Members of the team also serve as specialist advisors on Cathedral Fabric Advisory Committees (FACs), and act as co-opted experts on Diocesan Advisory Committees (DACs).
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