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Completion of the Conservation of Phase I of York Minster's Great East Window

On 31 March 2016 the York Glaziers Trust celebrated with all the teams at York Minster the delivery of the York Minster Revealed project, on time and on budget. The YMR project, sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the York Minster Fund, started in 2011 as a £20 million investment to restore and conserve the stone and glass of the Minster’s majestic East End.

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Geoffrey Clarke Panels Conserved for the Stained Glass Museum, Ely

In 2014, the York Glaziers Trust conserved four rare and experimental panels designed by the artist Geoffrey Clarke (1924-2014) on behalf of the Stained Glass Museum, Ely.

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YGT Assist Top Architectural Photographer in Minster Photoshoot

When Hasselblad cameras asked the YGT for help in arranging a York Minster photo-shoot, we were more than happy to provide it. We have been using a Hasselblad digital camera system for over three years now and are delighted with the results and the quality of the images.

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YGT Hosts Visit From Japanese Stained Glass Specialists

On 29 May 2014, the Trust hosted a visit by Japanese stained glass artist, conservator, and historian Masato Shida, and photographer Takuji Shimmura. Masato has published widely in Japan on the subject of stained glass and is an expert on French stained glass following many years living and studying there. In a new role, Masato has been commissioned to assist in the development of Japan's first museum of stained glass, which is due to open in 2015 in the city of Kakegawa.

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YGT's Director Launches her New Publication: Apocalypse, The Great East Window of York Minster

The launch of Sarah Brown's eagerly anticipated new volume Apocalypse: The Great East Window of York Minster took place earlier this month, with a large turnout attending the event held in York Minster's North Transept.

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YGT Pioneers Ground-Breaking New Conservation Material in Britain

The York Glaziers Trust have used a revolutionary new UV resistant glass at York Minster, to protect the Great East Window. York Minster will be the first building in the UK to use this pioneering new material to protect its ancient stained glass.

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Tate Britain Window by Artist Richard Wright Made and Installed by YGT

The York Glaziers Trust have completed the making and installation of a brand new window for Tate Britain's Millbank foyer, designed by Turner Prize winning artist Richard Wright. The window uses only clear handmade glass, and a delicate geometric leaded design set within an elegant metal framework.

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YGT Designs and Produces New Windows for Queen Margaret's School, Escrick

The York Glaziers Trust was recently commissioned to create two large windows for Queen Margaret's School in Escrick, North Yorkshire; one of the UK's top independent boarding schools.

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YGT Welcomes Prince Charles

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visited York Minster and the York Glaziers Trust to meet the teams working to conserve the Great East Window.

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Princess Beatrice and the Archbishop Visit the Studio

In August 2012 Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York visited the studio, accompanied by the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu. She met the conservators working on the conservation of the Minster's Great East Window, and saw some of the panels currently being worked on.

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