Following the UK government's announcement that the country was entering a period of lockdown, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the YGT closed its premises from late March. However, after making adaptations to the YGT's workshops - in order to create Covid Secure work environments - the YGT is pleased to announce that all of our staff have now returned to work and are busy operating 'business as usual'.
The team at YGT are pleased to announce the launch of the Stained Glass Navigator, a pioneering new collaboration between the York Minster Fund, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the YGT. The Navigator uses incredibly high-resolution medium format images of York Minster's stained glass - sometimes from viewpoints impossible to ordinarily reach in person - and presents them together on a single easy-to-use website.
Team Surveys Scheme of Windows at Rochdale Town Hall
Since March, members of the YGT have been acting as specialist advisors for Rochdale Town Hall's plans to conserve their scheme of over 100 nineteenth-century stained glass windows by Heaton, Butler and Bayne of London.
The YGT's Director Speaks at an International Conference
The YGT's director, Sarah Brown, is due to give a lecture this week at an international conference to celebrate the 25 year anniversary of the establishment of conservation and restoration department at the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt. Sarah will join an international array of experts, all speaking on different conservation issues affecting their field of expertise.
Sold-Out Light Show Raises Funds for Stained Glass Conservation
Sound and light artists Ross Ashton and Karen Monid, from the critically acclaimed Projection Studio, have returned to York for a seven-night sold-out immersive audio and visual installation, transforming the nave of York Minster. The YGT's staff were treated to a special private preview of the spectacular 'Northern Lights' event, which uses the Trust's high-definition medium format images of the stained glass as part of the performance.
YGT Designs A New Window for Holy Trinity, Acaster Malbis
YGT's expert glass-painter Janet Parkin has designed and made a stunning new window for a Grade I listed church in Acaster Malbis, North Yorkshire. The three light south nave window at Holy Trinity Church shows an array of woodland creatures and has been created in memory of cherished former parishioner Carol Woollcombe (1925-2005).
Fourth YGT Conservator Gains their Accreditation from ICON
The team at YGT are proud to congratulate conservator Laura Tempest on successfully being awarded her accreditation from the Institute of Conservation (ICON). Becoming an accredited conservator-restorer (ACR) demonstrates that an individual practitioner has an in-depth knowledge of conservation, sound judgement, a high degree of competence and professionalism, and a thorough understanding of the principles and ethics which underpins their practice.
Latest Work in York Minster and Discovery of New Thornton Window
Several of the York Glaziers site teams have been busy working on some outstanding medieval windows in York Minster. Glaziers have removed window s9, dating to c.1415 and depicting the Holy Kindred, from the south choir aisle. This window shares stylistic similarities with the work of celebrated medieval glass-painter John Thornton, author of the Great East window. At the same time, the c.1310 Martyrdom Window (n26) in the Minster's north nave aisle, is now being reinstated having undergone conservation.